Kenyan ICC Case: Frustrated ICC Prosecution tried to Badger their own Witness

VP RutoTrial judges of the International Criminal (ICC) have declined to declare Witness 604 a hostile prosecution witness, following an application by the prosecution and submissions by defense lawyers.

Presiding Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji said on Friday that Trial Chamber V(a) was of the view the prosecution needed to question the witness further to explore the true and false parts of statements Witness 604 made to the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP). Judge Eboe-Osuji said the chamber’s decision did not mean the prosecution could not, at a later stage, apply again for the witness to be declared hostile.


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