Someone keen to out ICC Kenya witnesses-Bensouda


There are people keen on outing witnesses in the Kenya case at the International Criminal Court (ICC), its Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has said.

In a radio interview with the BBC, Ms Bensouda said there were “elements actively working to out witnesses”.

She said partly for this reason, the Kenya case was turning out to be one of the most challenging before The Hague court currently.

Charges have been confirmed against four prominent Kenyans following the violence that followed a disputed presidential election in 2007. The chaos left more than 1,100 killed and 600,000 displaced.

The accused are Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, Eldoret North MP William Ruto, former head of civil service Francis Muthaura and radio presenter Joshua arap Sang.

Mr Kenyatta and Mr Ruto have since joined together into a coalition and are running jointly for president and deputy president in next months elections.

Hearing of the case is scheduled to begin on April 10 at The Hague.

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