7 February 2013

Tanzania: Clerics Want Hague Cases Tried in Arusha

Religious leaders at the Coast yesterday called for the referral of the International Criminal Court cases to Arusha. The clerics, drawn from the Muslim and Christian communities in the region, said the cases can be handled in Arusha where the ICC has a branch.

"A court is a court no matter where it is. These cases should be brought to Arusha. There are also competent judges in the Arusha court," said Sheikh Juma Ngao, who chaired the meeting of Christian and Muslim clerics at a hotel in Mombasa yesterday.

Presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta, his running mate William Ruto, former civil serviced boss Francis Muthaura and radio presenter Joshua arap Sang all faces crime against humanity charges. Their trials start on April 10 and 11.

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