Global Politics

Kenyan Officials Charged With Crimes Against Humanity

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The International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. (Photo: Vincent van Zeijst/Wikipedia)

Kenya is not known for political violence, or at-least was not known until 2007.

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That year, political tensions in the East African nation degenerated into deadly ethnic clashes.

Now, four Kenyan officials stand accused of orchestrating the violence.

The four are facing trial before the International Criminal Court in the Hague, on charges of crimes against humanity.

Anchor Lisa Mullins talks to the BBC's Will Ross, who is in Nairobi, about the events that triggered the indictments.

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