Kenyan ministers, ex-police chief named as ICC suspects

THE HAGUE, (Reuters) – The International Criminal  Court prosecutor named several Kenyan government ministers and a  former police chief today as suspects behind the east  African country’s post-election violence in 2008.
Chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said he was requesting  summons for suspended education minister William Ruto,  industrialisation minister Henry Kiprono Kosgey and radio  executive Joshua Arap Sang on charges of murder, deportation,  persecutions and torture.
The prosecutor will also seek summons for Kenya’s secretary  to the cabinet Francis Kirimi Muthaura, finance minister Uhuru  Muigai Kenyatta and former police chief Mohammed Hussein Ali on  allegations of murder, deportation, persecutions and rape.
More than 1,220 people died and more than 350,000 were  displaced in Kenya’s post-election violence in 2008, severely  denting Kenya’s reputation for stability in a turbulent region.

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