Kenyan government loses bid to stop Hague trials


Kenya failed to halt an International Criminal Court investigation into the country’s post-election violence when judges ruled against its request to declare the case inadmissible.

Kenya’s government had objected to the ICC proceedings, arguing that adoption of its new constitution and other reforms had opened the way for it to conduct its own prosecution for the post-election violence, Reuters reports.

An ICC official said on Monday that judges had ruled against the Kenyan government request. “ICC judges have confirmed the admissibility of the ICC cases,” a court official said ahead of the release of a written ruling.