16 Dec 2010

Prosecutor names suspects in post-election violence

12:04 pm on 16 December 2010

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has named six Kenyans he accuses of being responsible for post-election violence three years ago which killed more than 1200 people.

The prosecutor, Luis Moreno Ocampo, has asked judges to charge the men with crimes against humanity, including murder, torture and rape.

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, one of those named, immediately protested his innocence, the BBC reports.

On Monday, President Mwai Kibaki announced the government would launch its own investigation - a move his critics have denounced as an attempt to prevent suspects being sent to International Criminal Court.