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Kenyatta arrives at global court, accused of crimes against humanity

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 - 00:40

Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta becomes the first sitting leader to appear at the International Criminal Court, while supporters outside call for his crimes against humanity trial to be scrapped. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta became the first sitting leader to appear at the International Criminal Court on Wednesday (October 8) while supporters gathered outside called for his crimes against humanity trial to be scrapped. Dozens of Kenyatta's supporters waited outside the court in The Hague and broke into song as his convoy arrived. His allies have called for his trial to be postponed to allow him to focus on the militant threat in East Africa. Kenyatta was summoned to the Hague-based tribunal to answer questions about his indictment on charges of orchestrating a wave of deadly violence that swept Kenya after contested elections in 2007. He denies the charges. Prosecutors have accused Kenyan authorities of refusing to hand over bank and phone records, obstructing the case which has faced a series of delays since it was launched five years ago.

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Kenyatta arrives at global court, accused of crimes against humanity

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 - 00:40