The Prosecutor v. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta
The confirmation of charges hearing took place from 21 September to 5 October 2011. Charges withdrawn due to insufficient evidence. Case also involved charges against Francis Kirimi Muthaura and Mohammed Hussein Ali. Judges declined to confirm charges against Mohammed Hussein Ali on 23 January 2012.
Next steps: The case is considered closed unless and until the Prosecutor submits new evidence.
Request to investigate "proprio motu" in Kenya
OTP notifies ICC President of intention to request to investigate in Kenya regarding the 2007/2008 post-election violence. The ICC's Presidency assigns the situation to Pre-Trial Chamber II. Note: While the case initially involved Francis Kirimi Muthaura and Mohammed Hussein Ali", Pre-Trial Chamber II declined to confirm the charges against Mr. Ali; and, the charges against Mr. Muthaura were later withdrawn.
Investigations in Kenya begin
Pre-Trial Judges authorize OTP to open investigation proprio motu in Kenya into alleged crimes against humanity.
Summonses to appear requested
OTP requests from Pre-Trial Chamber II the issuing of summonses to appear for 6 suspects in the Kenya situation: William Samoei Ruto (Ruto), Henry Kiprono Kosgey (Kosgey), Joshua Arap Sang (Sang), Francis Kirimi Muthaura (Muthaura), Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta (Kenyatta) and Mohammed Hussein Ali (Ali).Press release
Summonses to appear issued
Pre-Trial Judges issue summonses to appear for all 6 suspects, dividing them into 2 cases (See Ruto and Sang case).Press release
Pre-Trial phase begins as Mr Muthaura, Mr Kenyatta and Mr Ali have first day in Court, appearing voluntarily before Judges of Pre-Trial Chamber II.PhotographsTranscript
Confirmation of charges hearing opens
Pre-Trial phase continues as Pre-Trial Judges open hearing to consider evidence in order to decide whether or not to confirm the charges and commit the Muthaura, Kenyatta and Ali case to trial.Transcript
Confirmation of charges hearing closes
Pre-Trial Judges to deliberate and decide in due course whether or not to confirm the charges and commit the Muthaura, Kenyatta and Ali case to trial.
Decision: Charges confirmed for Mr Muthaura and Mr Kenyatta, commits their case to trial
Pre-Trial Chamber II confirms charges against Mr Muthaura and Mr Kenyatta and commits the case to trial.Transcript
Decision: Charges not confirmed for Ali
Pre-Trial Judges decline to confirm charges against Ali, and state he is no longer a suspect before the Court, though Prosecutor may present additional evidence to reopen a confirmation of charges hearing against him.
Trial Chamber V(B) terminates the proceedings in this case Press release