Annan: ICC to decide on Kenya investigation soon

Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan says the International Criminal Court may come to a decision within five days on whether to launch investigations into the perpetrators of Kenya's postelection violence.

Annan spoke to reporters Friday. He mediated a power-sharing deal between President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga that ended weeks of bloodletting in which more than 1,000 people were killed.

ICC chief prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo has asked the pretrial judges at the court for permission to investigate the violence. Moreno Ocampo has said there is a "reasonable basis to believe that crimes against humanity" were committed when clashes erupted after Kibaki was declared winner of Kenya's 2007 elections.