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Kenya church massacre survivors ask court to stop talks

ICC Note

“We want Kofi Annan restrained from continuing with peace talks since some of the people he is involved with … have influenced the violence,”

Friday, January 25, 2008 Kenya (Christian Today)-Survivors of a church massacre in Kenya went to court on Friday to try to stop former UN boss Kofi Annan leading mediation efforts and said some participants in the talks were guilty of human rights abuses.

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In the worst single incident, 30 members of Kibaki’s Kikuyu tribe were killed on January 1 by a mob who set fire to the church where they had sought shelter near Eldoret in the Rift Valley.

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“We want Kofi Annan restrained from continuing with peace talks since some of the people he is involved with … have influenced the violence,” they said in their lawsuit.

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