ICC judges to reconsider Kenyatta case

ICC judges give orders to reconsider Kenya's cooperation in Kenyatta case

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta delivers remarks before he and U.S. President Barack Obama participate in a bilateral meeting at the State House in Nairobi July 25, 2015.

A panel of appeals judges at the International Criminal Court on Wednesday said trial judges would have to reconsider whether Kenya cooperated properly with prosecutors in the case of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Prosecutors dropped charges of crimes against humanity against Kenyatta in December, maintaining they were unable to build their case because of obstruction by Kenyan authorities.

Reading the appeal court decision, Presiding Judge Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi said trial judges had failed to consider some aspects of prosecutors' noncooperation complaint and ordered them to review the decision.