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ICC withdraws charges against President Uhuru Kenyatta

The Chamber of first instance of the International Criminal Court ( ICC) has decided to withdraw the charges of crimes against humanity labelled against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. After the withdrawal by the prosecution of the charges against Mr Kenyatta, the first Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) decided to terminate the proceedings in this case and remove the summons against him.

"Although the procedure was terminated, the court retains jurisdiction for any interference with a witness or with evidence collection and the protective measures ordered for witnesses and victims continue or, subject to review by the Court" the statement said

Elected to the Kenyan presidency on March 2013, Uhuru Kenyatta was accused of haven fomented post-election violence in 2007-2008 that caused the deaths of 1200 people.

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