The Kenyan government has now signed the terms of agreement with the International Criminal Court (ICC) for setting up its office in Nairobi to look into the post-election violence that left about 1,500 dead and 300,000 people displaced in early 2008. Under the terms of the agreement the ICC members will have the same privileges as other diplomats in the country. The way has also been cleared for the court to bring suspects to trial in Kenya.

So far nearly 400 victims of the violence, which came in the wake of the disputed general elections at the end of December 2007, have given information to the court.

Prosecutors of the ICC are expected to call to account some government ministers and members of parliament who they believe were responsible for inciting the violence. However no names have yet been made public and the court registrar, Silvana Arbia from Italy, has said that the investigations of the court

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