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Kenya court issues warrant against Sudan's Bashir

Monday November 28 2011

Sudan President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the ICC to answer charges of human rights violations. Photo/FILE

Sudan President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the ICC to answer charges of human rights violations. Photo/FILE 

By PAUL OGEMBA ([email protected])

A court in Nairobi has issued a warrant requiring that President Kibaki's government arrest and hand over Sudan leader Omar al Bashir to the International Criminal Court should he ever set foot in Kenya again.

Justice Nicholas Ombija of the High Court granted the orders following an application by the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) Kenya Chapter.

The ICC has issued two warrants of arrest against President Bashir over violence in the Darfur region. Charges against him include genocide and crimes against humanity.

Justice Ombija ordered that the Attorney-General and the Internal Security Minister enforce the directive and hand over the Sudan leader to the International Criminal Court at The Hague.

President Bashir last visited Kenya on August 27, 2010 when he showed up as a surprise guest of the government during the promulgation of Kenya's new Constitution.

More details soon.

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