Uhuru Kenyatta
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Kenya's 'wanted' presidential candidate

Weeks before Kenyans go to the polls one presidential candidate - who has been indicted by the International Criminal Court - has called for his trial at the Hague to be postponed.

Uhuru Kenyatta - the son of Kenya's first president - is one of four prominent figures charged with crimes against humanity.

The BBC's Africa correspondent Karen Allen reports after President Barack Obama, who has family ties to the country, called on Kenyans to "reject violence" and tribal "divisions" as they prepare for what could become a defining moment for Kenya.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme on Friday 8 February 2013.

Watch Karen Allen's full report on Newsnight at 2230 GMT on Friday 8 February 2013, then afterwards on the BBC iPlayer and Newsnight website.

  • 08 Feb 2013
  • From the section Africa