URGENT ¥¥¥ ICC 'will not drop charges' against Kenya's president-elect

The International Criminal Court will not drop the crimes against humanity charges against Kenyan president-elect Uhuru Kenyatta, The Hague-based court's chief prosecutor said Wednesday.

"We will not drop the charges. It's not a question of when he goes to court but when Kenya is the most challenging situation our office has had to deal with," Fatou Bensouda said in Paris, after Kenyatta's lawyer called on the ICC to dismiss the charges his client faces over post-election violence in 2007 and 2008.