Media Round-Up

A selection of media reports related to the International Criminal Court (ICC) cases between May 20 – 25, 2011:

ICC Applications and Related Matters

  • The Police Commissioner has said the Criminal Investigation Department is pursuing up to 3,500 cases including those of the six people summoned by the ICC, reports The Standard. CID investigating 3,500 PEV cases, says Iteere
  • The Standard reports details of a letter it describes as secret in which the Director of Criminal Investigations says the police were surprised to hear the ICC was summoning six suspects when the department was only investigating William Ruto for his alleged role in the post-election violence. Police probe Ruto afresh
  • A parliamentary committee and the government-funded human rights commission fault the government’s handling of the cases of people displaced by the political violence three years ago, reports The Star. KNCHR, PSC fault IDP resettlement

Kenyan Politics

  • The Star reports that William Ruto is under pressure from his constituents and supporters not to accept to become a running mate of fellow ICC suspect Uhuru Kenyatta. Ruto under pressure to take on Uhuru



  1. Second bullet from above. The letter was not secret. It was publicized. And it was meant to be used publicly when it was written.


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