Lawyers for Kenyan post-election violence suspects call for trial delay
By The Associated Press
Lawyers for deputy Prime Minister and presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta and Cabinet secretary Francis Muthaura say prosecutors have not disclosed key evidence ahead of the trial that is scheduled to start April 11.
One of Kenyatta’s attorneys, Gillian Higgins, told judges Thursday “the extent of the redactions, in names and substance, render the proposed date for trial entirely untenable.”
Kenyatta and Muthaura are charged with crimes against humanity for alleged involvement in the murder, forcible deportation, persecution and rape of supporters of Prime Minister Raila Odinga in the aftermath of the 2007 vote.
The violence left more than 1,000 people dead.