The Hague/court say they are mindful of their decision affecting stability in Kenya and the weight of their onerous decision. I know that the ICC has their work cut out – not only with having to wade through huge amounts of evidence, but in the local newspapers there have been numerous stories of ICC witnesses (some under witness protection, others in Kenya) either disappearing, turning up dead or suddenly recanting their statements.
So far we know that charges will be confirmed against four of the 6 suspects…ie. that is the court deems there is enough evidence to make these cases admissable. That they are innocent until proven guilty, of being indirect core perpetrators of Kenya’s post election violence.
Henry Kosgey – charges not confirmed – case dismissed.
Uhuru Kenyatta, Francis Muthaura – Charges confirmed.
Hussein Ali, (former chief of police) charges not confirmed.
Kenya’s political scene suddenly in free fall!
William Ruto is on the local news at the moment, looking deflated for the first time ever, making a lengthy statement about his faith in justice, appreciation of the support of his wife and belief in God..
The telegraph – click for coverage
BBC news – click for coverage
|Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto – presidential aspirants but a case of crimes against humanity to hear at The Hague first|
BTW – It’s 85 degrees and sunny every day in Nairobi at the moment …