Uhuru ICC trial adjourned until October 7

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) Trial Chamber V(b) has adjourned the commencement date of the trial in the case against President Uhuru Kenyatta to October 7, 2014.

The adjournment is intended to give the Kenya government more time to provide certain documents requested by the prosecution.

The prosecution had argued that the documents were relevant to a central allegation in the case against President Kenyatta.

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At the same time, the chamber rejected a request by President Kenyatta’s defence for the case to be terminated.

It also rejected a prosecution request to suspend the proceedings indefinitely, pending compliance by the Kenyan government with its cooperation obligations.

The Chamber directed the prosecutor to submit to the Kenyan authorities a revised request to produce financial and other records relating to Mr Kenyatta within two weeks.

It also directed the prosecution and the Kenyan government to engage in cooperation and consultations without delay in relation to the revised request.

A status conference is scheduled on July 9, 2014. This is in order for the prosecution and the Kenyan government to provide the Chamber with an update on the status of the execution of the prosecution’s request.-nation.co.ke/

International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda (R). The ICC Trial Chamber V(b) has adjourned the commencement date of the trial in the case against President Uhuru Kenyatta to 7 October 2014. The adjournment is intended to give the Kenya government more time to provide certain documents requested by the prosecution.  FILE PHOTO.

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