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Ocampo Six have a case to answer

Mar. 17 | BY SAMUEL KIMEU The view that the post-election violence cases committed in Kenya do not fall under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court by Judge Hans-Peter Klaus has stirred excitement in certain circles. The judge’s position has been interpreted as a rejection of the trial of the six post-poll violence suspects at the Hague. At the very least the judge has not asserted that the six have no case to answer. The judge averred that there were indeed crimes committed under the jurisdiction of Kenya but they did not meet the traditional standards to warrant trial at the ICC. In his estimation, they are crimes that ought to be investigated and prosecuted locally. Judge Klaus’ position is informed by the fact that for the crimes to have been committed, they should have been perpetrated as part of an organisational policy.  ...

OCAMPO s Evidence

Mar. 17 | This blog listens beyond what is said and sees beyond the drawn picture, read the complete picture

Intensify the war on jiggers

Mar. 17 | BY LUCY KIBAKI In the cause of my outreach work under the auspices of the Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS, I have campaigned on a wide range of issues affecting women and children. Among other issues, I have paid particular attention to various health challenges that affect women and children in our country.  While many gains have been made in addressing these health challenges, I am concerned that jiggers continue to pose a serious challenge to men and women alike, and especially to children in many parts of the country.  It is disconcerting to note that 2009 estimates by the Ministry of Public Health indicated that over four million people in different parts of Kenya were infested by jiggers and the number was likely to rise. Infestation by jiggers has serious effects which include incapacitation which renders...

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