Kenya Issues Arrest Warrant For Sudanese President.

A Kenyan court has issued an arrest warrant for Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir over alleged war crimes in Darfur, Sudan’s capital, the British Broadcasting Corporation reports.
This was issued after Kenya allowed Bashir to visit the country, in defiance of an International Criminal Court warrant for his arrest.
The judge said the President should be arrested if he “ever sets foot in kenya” again, the Agence France Presse news agency reports.
Kenya is a signatory to the treaty which established the ICC in 2002.
But like most African countries, it has refused to enforce the ICC’s warrant.
President Omar al-Bashir is the first Head of State to be indicted by the ICC, which has accused him of genocide and war crimes in Darfur. The President has denied the charges, saying they are politically motivated.
The African Union has lobbied for the arrest warrant to be deferred, accusing the ICC of only investigating alleged war crimes in Africa and arguing that arresting Sudan’s president would hamper the search for peace in Darfur.
Malawi and Chad are among other African countries that Mr. Bashir has visited in defiance of the arrest warrant.

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