The Prosecutor v. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta

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Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta

Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta

President of the Republic of Kenya

Summonses to appear issued: 8 March 2011

Initial appearance hearing: 8 April 2011

Confirmation of charges hearing: 21 September to 5 October 2011

Decision on the confirmation of charges: 23 January 2012

Trial opening: vacated

Notice of withdrawel of the charges against Uhuru Mugai Kenyatta: 5 December 2014

Decision on the withdrawal of charges against Mr Kenyatta: 13 March 2015


Mr Kenyatta was accused of the crimes against humanity of:

  • murder (article 7(l)(a));
  • deportation or forcible transfer (article 7(l)(d));
  • rape (article 7(l)(g));
  • persecution (articles 7(l)(h)); and
  • other inhumane acts (article 7(l)(k)).

On 5 December 2014, the Prosecutor filed a notice to withdraw charges against Mr. Kenyatta.

On 13 March 2015, Trial Chamber V(B), noting the Prosecution's withdrawal of charges against Mr Kenyatta, decided to terminate the proceedings in this case and to vacate the summons to appear against him.