Kenyatta's ICC case

CNC reporting from Amsterdam
Added On March 18, 2013

Lawyers for Kenya's president-elect, Uhuru Kenyatta, will push the International Criminal Court to drop charges against him.

Kenyatta's been accused of crimes against humanity over bloodshed in the aftermath of Kenya's 2007 election.

In Kenya, he's the president-elect. But in The Hague, he's in the dock at the International Criminal Court.

Lawyers of Kenyatta say, on Monday, they'll try to persuade the court to drop the case. This comes after a key witness has recanted testimony, which has already led to the collapse of the case against Kenyatta's co-accused. Kenyatta's lawyers insist the prosecutions are based on a lot of the same evidence.

Kenyatta has always denied any wrongdoing.

It's not the only legal tussle Kenyatta is facing.

His opponent, defeated presidential contender Raila Odinga, has challenged the election result in court, alleging widespread ballot rigging.

Kenyatta garnered a first-round victory by a slim margin in this month's election.