Francis Kirimi Muthaura

Francis Kirimi Muthaura was born 20 October 1946 in Meru, Kenya and is the Head of Civil Service and Secretary to the Cabinet.

Between 1996 and 2001 he was the Secretary General of the East African Community and previously held several ambassadorial positions, including Permanent Representative to the United Nations, under former president Daniel Arap Moi. He was appointed as the head of the Public Service and Secretary to the Cabinet in 2003. As Chairman, he had an essential role in the coordination of intelligence and security activities.

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court alleges that Muthaura, together with Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and Mohammed Hussein Ali, developed and executed a plan to attack perceived ODM supporters by ordering Kenyan Police Forces to use excessive force against civilian protesters in the districts of Kisumu and Kibera. 

On 15 December 2010, the Prosecutor of the ICC requested the Pre-Trial Chamber II of the ICC to issue summonses to appear for Muthaura, together with Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and Mohammed Hussein Ali, on the basis that there existed reasonable grounds to believe that they were criminally responsible for crimes against humanity, pursuant to article 7 of the Rome Statute.

On 15 March 2011, Pre-Trial Chamber II of the ICC issued a summonses to appear. Muthaura and his co-accused made their initial appearance before the ICC on 8 April 2011. The Confirmation of Charges hearing is scheduled for 21 September 2011.

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