The International Criminal Court’s ongoing investigation into crimes against humanity committed after the Kenya’s 2007 general election should serve as a caveat to other African nations, ICC chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said. Devex earlier reported that Moreno-Ocampo will travel to Kenya to open an investigation into the unrest that followed the nation’s elections; more than 1,200 people were killed and more than 350,000 displaced. The probe is expected to last seven months while trials are expected to commence in 2012.
The Kenya Medical Research Institute has unveiled a tool to predict malaria outbreaks across the African nation two to three months before they occur. The tool taps weather predictions, data on the reproductive mechanisms of mosquitoes and information on geographical formations to predict malaria outbreaks.
Exploitation of Kenya’s forests, wildlife reserves and coastal wildernesses poses a threat to the nation’s economy. The nation’s agriculture, tourism and water sectors are at risk due to the degradation of the nation’s biodiversity, United Nations Environment Program Achim Steiner told Reuters.
Landslides in Nyeri, central Kenya, have killed two people and forced 500 households to move to higher grounds. The government will provide food, medication and shelter to the affected populations.