Githu, ICC Prosecution lock horns in Uhuru case
NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 7 – The International Criminal Court (ICC) and the Government of Kenya (GoK) locked horns during Monday’s status conference of the case against Uhuru Kenyatta at The Hague.
Whereas the GoK maintained that it has cooperated with the ICC Prosecution to provide documents requested for use as evidence in the case against President Uhuru Kenyatta, the prosecution insisted that the government has not complied to furnish the office with the eight classifications of documents required.
The two parties in the case against Kenyatta seem to disagree on who has failed to cooperate after Attorney General Githu Muigai told the court that he was in touch with the prosecution during the period of two months which the prosecution alleged that it had not received any response on its requests.
“It is clear that from the prosecutor’s and my own filing we were completely at cross purposes. I spoke to one of the prosecutor’s assistants (Pakhiso Mochomoko) on the telephone. We mooted the idea that he would be in Nairobi, he was in Arusha. I mooted the idea of hosting him in Nairobi. He told me the period of layover was too long to be justified, that is part of my record,” Muigai alleged.
The prosecution told the court that efforts to get Kenya to furnish it with further documents had hit a ‘deadlock’ but Muigai dismissed his statement asking the prosecution to be specific when requesting for information.