Probe claims of witness meddling in Kenya ICC cases
NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 5 – Following allegations that Kenyan government officials have interfered with witnesses in the two cases currently before the International Criminal Court, ICC, supporters of the court’s work are calling for an investigation. Prosecutors are preparing for the trial of Kenya’s new president, Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto, who are both charged with orchestrating the political and ethnic violence that erupted in the aftermath of Kenya’s disputed General Election in December 2007. A third defendant, journalist Joshua arap Sang, also faces trial.
The prosecutor had previously informed judges that there had been an “unprecedented level of witness interference” in her office’s investigations in Kenya. Following a succession of revelations about witnesses who are afraid to testify against Kenya’s new leaders, international justice experts say it is vital for prosecutors to get to the bottom of the matter in order to safeguard the credibility of the Kenyan cases, as well as of others on its books.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at CapitalFM