By Mirembe Martina
Lawyers of Kenya president-elect, Uhuru Kenyatta are today set to meet with the International Criminal Court (ICC) leaders to see if they can drop the charges against Kenyatta.
The lawyers are set to meet the ICC leaders today at 3:00pm to persuade them to drop the charges against the incoming Kenya president, Kenyatta citing the dropping of charges of his running mate, Francis Muthaura with whom he was being accused with.
ICC dropped charges against Muthaura who was accused, together with Kenyatta, for having a hand in the deadly violence that erupted after Kenya’s 2007 presidential election killing over 1,000 people and displacing many more.
Lawyers hope to persuade the international court to drop all charges especially if his co-accused was let go. However, Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said, upon retrieving the charges that they had nothing to do with Kenyatta’s presidential win in the March 4th presidential elections.
“My decision today is based only on the specific facts of the case against Mr Muthaura, and not on any other consideration,” she said in a statement