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LEGAL CHALLENGES:Uhuru Kenyatta and his vice-president face potentially lengthy trials at the ICC for their alleged roles in the violence following the Kenyan elections in 2007

AFP, NAIROBI

The new president and Ruto, 46, both face potentially lengthy trials at the ICC for their alleged roles in the violence that followed disputed elections in 2007.

Kenyatta, in his acceptance speech when he was announced the winner of the election, promised to work with the international community but said pointedly he would also expect they should “respect our sovereignty.”

Both he and Ruto have said they will cooperate fully with the ICC.

Kenya, as a signatory of the Rome Statute of the ICC, would be supposed to act on any arrest warrant issued by the court should the pair refuse to attend trial.

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