Kenya Asks UN to Scrap Kenyatta, Ruto’s ICC Trials

Kenya is making a new push to terminate proceedings at the Hague against President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto.

Kenyan officials have sent a strongly-worded letter to the U.N. Security Council, asking it to petition the International Criminal Court (ICC) to drop the cases.

Kenyatta and Ruto face trial at the ICC on charges of crimes against humanity for their alleged roles in Kenya’s 2007-2008 post-election violence, in which more than 1,100 people were killed.

The …