Six high-ranking officials, including a deputy prime minister, two ministers and a police chief, appeared before the International Criminal Court in The Hague in April, accused of possible crimes against humanity in relation to the 2007-8 post-election violence. There was anger among workers in May when the government announced a 12.5% increase in the minimum wage, far short of union demands for a 60% increase in face of sharp rises in the cost of living. In November the country witnessed a wave of strike strike The most common form of industrial action, a strike is a concerted stoppage of work by employees for a limited period of time. Can assume a wide variety of forms.
See general strike, intermittent strike, rotating strike, sit-down strike, sympathy strike, wildcat strike
actions by workers in key sectors, namely the Kenya Power and Lighting Company, Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, Kenyatta National Hospital Staff and University teaching and non-teaching staff. By the end of the year inflation was running at 19.72%.