The former International Criminal Court chief prosecutor said Thursday that cases he launched prosecuting violence after Kenya's 2007 elections were game-changers that helped prevent a repeat of the deadly rampages following this month's vote.

In his first interview about Kenya since leaving office last year, Luis Moreno-Ocampo said deterring postelection bloodletting was one of his goals when he indicted six prominent Kenyans for alleged involvement in the 2007 violence, which killed more than 1,000 people.

Kenya’s World Bank Director Johannes Zutt [File/Photo]

The World Bank has assured that it will continue with its financial support to Kenya even after the assumption to office of a new government.

Kenya’s World Bank Director Johannes Zutt said politics will not in any way interfere with its relation with Kenya allaying fears of financial sanctions by the bank or even related financiers.

Police in Kenya have confirmed the arrest of Machakos Senator-elect Johnstone Muthama for questioning over alleged incitement at an ODM public rally in Kibera earlier this week.

Police say he recorded a statement with them and later released.

Muthama gave a fiery speech in Kibera on Tuesday in which he said the just-concluded presidential election had been rigged, saying that Kenyans across the country overwhelmingly voted for Raila Odinga but that his opponents used their influence and money to rig him out.

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The International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has said the case against President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta will proceed.

Ms Bensouda said despite her office dropping its case against Mr Kenyatta's co-accused Francis Muthaura, the former will still stand trial as the two are alleged to have had different roles in the commission of the crimes.

"While Messrs Muthaura and Kenyatta were allegedly linked together as members of the common plan, they are alleged to have played different roles in that plan," she said in a court filing Wednesday.

A Kenyan acrobat fell through a safety net during a show at a Moscow circus on and was rushed to a hospital with severe injuries including a fractured vertebra.

An amateur video aired on Russian television showed 22-year-old Karo Christopher Kazungu falling through the safety net and onto the arena floor during the Wednesday evening show.

Ferdinand Waititu has moved to court to challenge Nairobi Governor-elect Evans Kidero's poll victory.

The former Embakasi MP said Thursday the election was marred by irregularities in most polling stations.

He claimed that returns from some polling stations showed that the votes cast were more than the number of registered voters.

Scientists from Illinois, US have found a rare, 600-year-old Chinese coin on the Kenyan island of Manda.

The Field Museum in Chicago announced the find Wednesday. The joint expedition was led by Chapurukha Kusimba of the museum and Sloan Williams of the University of Illinois-Chicago. Researchers say the coin proves trade existed between China and eastern Africa decades before European explorers set sail.

African cities are the next big markets for investors thanks to the rising consumer spending and massive infrastructure investments.

 According to a new report by the Economist Intelligence Unit, eight of the world’s 20 fastest growing economies will be African.

“A recent survey conducted by The Economist Group of 217 global companies based in 45 countries revealed that expansion in Africa is a priority for two thirds of them within the next decade,” notes the report released last week.

Prime minister, Raila Odinga appears to be losing all sense of proportion as the post election, constitutional standoff gathers momentum. The prime minister today referred angrily to the president and deputy president elect as criminals who are not supposed to be in State House but rather in prison.

The Prime Minister claimed that the election results were deliberately manipulated by the iebc in order to give the jubilee alliance a first round win.

Former Civil Service chief Francis Muthaura on Wednesday described the move taken by the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecution to drop his charges as “the best thing that has ever happened to my life.”

Speaking to journalists on arrival from The Hague, Muthaura said the charges which were trumped up, had emotionally torn him apart.

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