Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is attempting to stop his upcoming trial at the International Criminal Court . In a request filed with the court on Thursday, Kenyatta's lawyers called for an end to the case, citing evidence of wide-ranging abuses, including witness intimidation.
The Kenyan president is due to go on trial on November 12. He faces charges of crimes against humanity for allegedly orchestrating post-election violence in 2007 and 2008.
The unrest left more than 1,000 people dead and displaced more than a half-million from their homes.
The ICC has already begun proceedings for Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto, who also faces charges of crimes against humanity.
Ruto and a co-defendant, radio station executive Joshua Arap Sang, have pleaded not-guilty to the ICC charges.
Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.