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Kenyatta becomes first sitting president to appear at International Criminal Court

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday became the first sitting head of state to appear before the International Criminal Court in The Hague to answer questions about his trial for crimes against humanity. Kenyatta is accused of orchestrating post-election violence that killed 1,200 people and displaced 600,000 more in 2007 and 2008. The case has been delayed, partly due to the withdrawal of seven prosecution witnesses some believe were bribed or intimidated. Kenyatta supporters demonstrated outside waving banners saying, "Hands off our prez, he is innocent." Read more at AFP.