Fatou Bensouda ICC Prosecutor Statement on Westgate Mall attack in Kenya


Such attacks by armed groups upon innocent civilians are contrary to international law and may constitute a crime under the Rome Statute, to which Kenya is a State Party. In expressing her solidarity with the victims, their families and the people of Kenya, and with full respect for the primacy of jurisdiction of the Republic of Kenya, the Prosecutor stands ready to work with the international community and the Government of Kenya to ensure that those responsible for these crimes are brought to justice.”

Fatou Bensouda has ongoing ICC proceedings of the Kenyan President, Mr Kenyatta, and his Deputy, Mr Ruto, both charged with crimes against humanity for crimes allegedly committed in Kenya in the 2007-2008 post-election violence.

These Kenyan proceedings by ICC are highly unpopular both in Kenya and many African Capitals. The AU   has also sent a letter to Fatou Bensouda expressing un-happiness with the court actions.

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