- Conflict Kenya
- Indicted December 2010
- Status Trial pending
The chief prosecutor for the ICC announces that the court will undertake an investigation of individuals suspected of organizing violence following the disputed 2007 election. Kenyatta, the son of former Kenyan President Jomo Kenyatta and a supporter of President Mwai Kibaki, is under investigation for his role in postelection violence that killed more than 1,000 and drove more than 300,000 from their homes.
Kenyatta is indicted by the ICC for crimes against humanity, murder, deportation or forcible transfer and persecution, rape, and other sexual violence and inhumane acts. He is one of six individuals indicted. Notably, this indictment sets an interesting precedent as Kenyatta is gearing up to run for president but has also cooperated willingly with the court.
Kenyatta is summoned to appear at the ICC to determine that there are reasonable grounds to believe he has committed the crimes for which he is indicted.
Kenyatta attends an initial hearing at the ICC in The Hague to defend himself against the accusations.
The original ICC charges are confirmed, along with charges against three others. The charges of two are dropped.
Elected President with 50.07 percent of the vote amid allegations of voter fraud. His trial is set to begin in July 2013.