chapter  5
Kenyans before the International Criminal Court: an end to impunity?
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Introduction This chapter outlines an inquiry into linking international criminal trials and preventing mass political violence through the medium of exemplary prosecutions. The study examines how the Kenya situation before the International Criminal Court is portrayed as prosecuting persons accused of having the greatest responsibility for the most serious crimes of concern to the international community. This is done in order to end the cyclical political violence that has coincided with three of the last four Kenyan national elections. The two factions that made up the coalition government had opposed views regarding the utility of international criminal justice in this regard that pit peace against justice and justice for peace.