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31 July - 6 August, 2015

Media Monitoring Report for Kenya
Posted on August 7, 2015

Contents

  • Clashes in Tana River Valley
  • International Criminal Court Updates
 
1. Clashes in Tana River Valley

Four killed, several missing in Tana clashes (Star Media, August 5 2015) 

  • Tension is rising on border between Kilifi and Tana River counties
  • Four people were killed and others were kidnapped following fighting between Wardei pastoralists and Giriama farmers.
  • The killings occurred at gunshot
  • Tensions between the two ethnic groups who live in separate villages on the undefined boundary has been growing since last month when two people were killed in a clash over grazing land at Kasangani village, which is mainly occupied by Giriama farmers.

2. International Criminal Court

 

Khan loses quest for Bensouda reprimand (MediaMax.co.ke, August 6 2015)

  • Deputy President William Ruto counsel’s request to have the International Criminal Court judge reprimand or sanction the prosecutor for misleading the court has been dismissed
  • Lawyer Karim Khan had said prosecutor Fatou Bensouda did not give appropriate information over circumstances that led to withdrawal of a witness
  • The Chamber refused the request
  • This accusation comes amid other problems between Ruto and Bensouda, where the accused said the ICC prosecutor was misleading the Court.

 

PEV victims ask ICC to order fresh probe on Uhuru Kenyatta (Daily Nation News, August 5 2015)

  • Victims of the 2007 post-election violence want the International Criminal Court to order fresh investigations against President Uhuru Kenyatta.
  • A submission was made Monday (August 3)
  • Kenyatta’s charges for Crimes Against Humanity were dropped in December 2014
  • Ms Bensouda blamed the collapse of the trial on the Jubilee administration's non-cooperation and witness interference by the accused.

 

ICC fund cuts out Nairobi (The Star News, July 31 2015) 

  • Victims of the 2007-08 post-election violence have protested failure by the ICC’s Trust Fund For Victims to set up its assistance programme in Kenya.
  • The victims are increasingly frustrated by the length of proceedings and moreover that the Trust Fund for Victims has failed to offer assistance
  • Victims in the DRC and Uganda have been receiving money since 2007
  • The fund has also provided material support, vocational training, micro-credit facilities and business start-ups.

 

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