New colonialism? Or new defense tactic? African Union wants the Kenyatta case.

African leaders urge the International Criminal Court (ICC) to withdraw crimes of humanity cases against Kenya’s president and vice president.

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African leaders meeting at an African Union (AU) summit on Monday are discussing a Kenyan proposal that the International Criminal Court (ICC) refer its cases against the country’s president and vice president back to the East African nation.

The proposal to withdraw the ICC cases against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his vice president, William Ruto, was drafted by AU foreign ministers last week.

Kenyatta and Ruto, elected with a slim majority in March, face trial at The Hague for their alleged roles in orchestrating the deadly violence that followed the 2007 poll.

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