Liberian, Kenyan political leaders might face election and post-election violence prosecution

By Ben Mabande |

Judges at the ICC

WASHINGTON, DC––Two leading members of the US Senate and three members of Congress have today reached a consensus to focus on the election and post-election violence in developing countries, especially nations in sub-Sahara Africa.

The idea emerged from a top member of Congress with vast interest in developments shaping Africa, especially the victimization of innocent and poor people at the hands and by the actions of politicians.

The informal group of US lawmakers says election and post-election violence will be absolutely unacceptable in Liberia and Kenya as well as in a number of other African nations.

As Liberians return to the poll on November 7 for a runoff presidential ballot, a spokesperson for the informal group of lawmakers say leaders of political institutions and parties, as well as their principal lieutenants in Liberia, will be held fully accountable under international laws in the instance violence occurs during and immediately after the upcoming presidential runoff election.

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Source: Globe Afrique Media

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.