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Kenya pressed on Rwanda suspect

Felicien Kabuga
Police say they have no proof Felicien Kabuga is in Kenya

Kenya must step up its efforts to track down a Rwandan genocide suspect, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) says.

The ICTR chief prosecutor is expected to tell the UN Security Council he is not satisfied with the level of cooperation and assistance from Kenya.

Felicien Kabuga is accused of helping finance the 1994 genocide in which 800,000 people were killed.

An international arrest warrant was issued for Mr Kabuga in 1999.

ICTR spokesman Roland Amoussouga told the BBC that Kenya had not achieved the expected results with regards to Mr Kabuga's arrest.

"What is very important is for Kenya to live up to the expectation," Mr Amoussouga said.

Tangible evidence

Chief prosecutor Hassan Bubacar Jallow will give a report on the progress in terms of the ICTR's cooperation with Kenya in the hunt for Mr Kabuga, the spokesman said.

In 2006, Mr Jallow said the court had evidence that Mr Kabuga "visits or he resides and carries out business" in Kenya.

The ICTR said the fugitive had received protection from some officials from Kenya's former President Daniel arap Moi, but the government denied this claim.

There have been several attempts by the police in Kenya to arrest Mr Kabuga, including one in June when police admitted that they had arrested the wrong man.

The Kenyan police say that although they have received several tip-offs on the fugitive's whereabouts, there is no tangible evidence that he is in the country.

In May, a Kenyan court froze assets - including luxury villas in the capital, Nairobi - allegedly owned by the Rwandan suspect.

The government said it had evidence that Mr Kabuga was using his wealth, including money generated in Kenya, to avoid arrest over the years.

The 71-year-old Hutu businessman has a $5m bounty on his head.

He is accused of paying for machetes, food and other equipment used by ethnic Hutu militias in their massacres, and by providing money for the Mille Collines radio station which incited people to kill Tutsis.

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