18 July 2009

Ruto Too!

Kenya: Report on Post-Election ViolenceBy

JEFFREY GETTLEMAN

The state-run human rights agency released a report on Friday naming more than 200 suspects, including several high-ranking ministers, as the perpetrators of the post-election violence that killed more than 1,000 people last year. The report was one of the first public documents by a reputable group to pin the blame on some of Kenya’s most powerful men. Among the suspects accused of organizing or financing the bloodshed were Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, above, a son of Kenya’s founding president, and Agriculture Minister William Ruto. Kenyan politicians have so far refused to set up a local tribunal to prosecute the suspects.

A version of this article appeared in print on July 18, 2009, on page A5 of the New York edition.

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