We have received new evidence in DP Ruto’s ICC case – Bensouda

ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has received new evidence in the criminal case facing Deputy President William Ruto.

The details of the continuing investigation was revealed in this year’s ICC annual report submitted to the United Nations General Assembly.

Although details about the information remain confidential, investigations have been ongoing despite termination of the cases according to the Daily Nation.

ICC President Chile Eboe-Osuji, one of the judges who listened to the case against Ruto, said that the court was still receiving evidence on the Kenyan case which was suspended in April 2016.

ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda

 

” The office of the prosecutor continued to receive information on the commission of crimes against humanity during the post-election violence of 2007—2008,” the annual report on the ICC activities in 2017/18 read in part.

The case against the Deputy President and former radio journalist Joshua Sang, was terminated by a majority decision in April 2016 due to lack of incriminating evidence but the judges rejected an application of acquittal by the accused.

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s case had also been terminated in a similar fashion in 2015.

The prosecutor, who complained that her case had been undermined by witness interference, was granted permission to revive the charge if and when she had enough evidence to sustain a criminal case.

The annual report also indicated that the international court was pursuing cases of witness interference in the Ruto-Sang case.

The court has previously issued warrants of arrests against Walter Barasa, Mr Paul Gicheru and Mr Philip Kipkoech, who the prosecution said convinced witnesses to withdraw from the case facing Ruto and Sang.

The 2007-2008 post-election violence left more than 1,300 people dead and hundreds of thousands displaced.

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