ICC to Revive Case Against Ruto

  • The International Criminal Court (ICC) seeks to revive the case against Deputy President William Ruto over the 2007/2008 post-election violence.

    An annual report on the ICC activities in 2017/18 submitted to the UN General Assembly by ICC President Chile Eboe-Osuji, revealed that chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda had been receiving information in regards to the case.

    "The office of the prosecutor continued to receive information on the commission of crimes against humanity during the post-election violence of 2007—2008,” read part of the report.

    Despite the termination of the case, investigations have been on going and the details kept confidential as reported by Nation.

    The findings further showed that investigations concerning witness interference had begun.

    In April 2016, the international court, through a majority decision, dropped the cases against Ruto and former radio journalist Joshua Sang after lack of sufficient evidence.

    Osuji, who was one of the judges that took the case against the DP, claimed that the case was incapacitated by witness interference and failed backing by the government.

    According to the prosecution team, warrants of arrest had been issued to Mr Walter Barasa, Mr Paul Gicheru and Mr Philip Kipkoech, who were allegedly accused of convincing witnesses to withdraw from the case against the deputy president.

    In March 2015, President Uhuru Kenyatta's case was also terminated on similar accounts to that of Ruto.

    The ICC president called for support of the court which has been constantly ridiculed for doing its work.