ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda suffers serious jolt in Kenyan Prosecutions

fatou-bensouda.Kenya: Nearly a half of the witnesses the prosecution lined up in the two Kenyan cases at the International Criminal Court have withdrawn, puncturing Ms Fatou Bensouda’s case.

The ICC prosecutor had lined up 77 prosecution witnesses to testify against President Uhuru Kenyatta, his deputy William Ruto and Kass FM journalist Joshua Arap Sang. But of these, at least 30 have so far left the cases, according to an analysis by The Standard of official ICC records and reports about individuals who have sworn affidavits withdrawing as witnesses.

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Kenya plays hardball with envoys of countries backing the ICC case

ICCATLANTA — Kenya is punishing nations backing the International Criminal Court, where President Uhuru Kenyatta faces trial for crimes against humanity, by keeping those countries envoys in limbo while they wait for accreditation. 

European nations had threatened to keep diplomatic contact with newly elected Kenyatta to a minimum due to the looming trial at The Hague-based court. 

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Fatou Bensouda ICC Prosecutor Statement on Westgate Mall attack in Kenya

Fatou Bensouda ICC ProsecutorBLANTYRE – The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, expresses her deep sympathy to the victims of the appalling attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi and to their families and the people of the Republic of Kenya. She prays that the hostages held in the mall have been safely delivered and for a swift end to this dire situation.

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ICC Vague on its response to letter of Concern from AU about proceedings of the Kenyan Leadership

 Judge Cuno TarfusserATLANTA – The Second Vice-President of the International Criminal Court (ICC, Court), Judge Cuno Tarfusser, has responded on behalf of the ICC Presidency to a letter from the Chairperson of the African Union (AU) and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, which addressed various aspects of the ongoing ICC proceedings of the Kenyan President, Mr Kenyatta, and his Deputy, Mr Ruto, both charged with crimes against humanity for crimes allegedly committed in Kenya in the 2007-2008 post-election violence.

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