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Most Kenyans Want War Crimes Court to Try Violence Suspects

Most Kenyans want the International Criminal Court to try suspected instigators of post-election violence in 2008 that killed as many as 1,500 people, according to survey by market research company Synovate.

Fifty-four percent of Kenyans favor the perpetrators standing trial at the Hague-based ICC, with the remainder almost split evenly between forgiving the offenders and trying them locally, the Nairobi-based unit of Synovate said in an e-mailed statement yesterday. The poll of 1,501 Kenyans between Sept. 16 and Sept. 20 had a margin of error of 3 percentage points, Managing Director George Waititu said today in a phone interview from the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.