ICC case 2: Mr Njenga Mwangi, a Nairobi prominent lawyer who celebrated Ocampo knock-out names Uhuru Kenyatta – MR President!
Posted by African Press International on October 10, 2011
Mr Uhuru Kenyatta gave direct evidence to the court. And during his cross-examination by Chief Prosecutor Moreno Ocampo, Mr Kenyatta left no doubt that he knew what he was doing by taking the stand to give evidence.
He enjoyed humiliating Ocampo and forced him to seek cover and help from his juniors before he could continue his cross-examination.
Mr Ocampo may have thought that Mr Kenyatta was going to be a work-over during the cross-examination. He was wrong. He must have regretted being humiliated the way it was done. He did not manage to connect Mr Kenyatta with Mungiki and the killings.
His use of anonymous witnesses made things worse for him because two of his witnesses said to be former Mungiki turned extortionist and tried to get money from the defence. When that failed they became the prosecution witnesses. And these are the two people who Ocampo is relying on to prove his case on the connection between Mr Kenyatta and the Mungiki.
Happy with his performance like everyone else, counsel Njenga Mwangi, a prominent lawyer in Nairobi, whose career in law stretches over 25 years congratulated Mr Kenyatta calling him “Mr President – you did very well – you addressed the country!”
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Many Kenyans who had come from all over Holland and some from Kenya waited in turns to congratulate Mr Kenyatta on his bravery to take stand, giving evidence and risking cross-examination by his tormentor Mr Ocampo. It became a one on one battle and the winner was Mr Kenyatta when he forced Ocampo to cut short his cross-examination, a thing that shocked the Judges, the defence and many of his juniors present in the court at the time..
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