THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The International Criminal Court has asked Kenya to arrest the President of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, if he makes an expected visit to Kenya on Oct. 30.
An ICC warrant for the arrest of al-Bashir was issued in March 2009 for five counts of crimes against humanity and two counts of war crimes, an ICC release said Tuesday.
A second warrant was issued in July of this year for three counts of genocide, the ICC said.
ICC judges said they had been informed al-Bashir might travel to Kenya for an Inter-governmental Authority for Development summit Oct. 30.
In the event that he travels to Kenya, the ICC said, he should be arrested and surrendered to the Court in accordance with Kenya's obligations as a State Party to the Rome Statute since June 2005.