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ICC case 2: Hon Kenyatta tells API he has a vision for Kenya and that Kenyans in the diaspora should return home and help develop the country.

Posted by African Press International on October 10, 2011

By API

Hon Uhuru Kenyatta was happy that the Confirmation of charges hearings has come to an end. He had to take off from his government responsibilities as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance in order to answer the charges brought against him by ICC Chief Prosecutor Moreno Ocampo.

Hon Kenyatta told API he has a vision for Kenya and that Kenyans in the diaspora should return home and help develop the country.

Click the video to watch the interview

He was the only one of all the six suspects who decided to give direct evidence to the court and was cross-examined by Mr Ocampo. During the cross-examination of Mr Kenyatta, Mr Ocampo got stuck and had to seek help from his juniors before he could continue. He wanted to connect Mr Kenyatta to crimes against humanity following the chaos of 2007/2008, Mr Kenyatta denied the charges and strongly condemned the Prosecutor’s action against him.

The prosecutor has tried to use anonymous witnesses to connect Mr Kenyatta to crimes. The defence has challenged him to produce witnesses for cross-examination. The prosecution chose not to comply.

According the experts, Mr Ocampo failed in his cross-examination. Humiliated and angry, he started biting his spectacles when he completed the examination.

Mr Kenyatta believes he has done nothing wrong and expects justice to be done.

He told the court that he was going for the presidency in the coming elections next year. He will know of his fate within the next 60 days when the Judges decide on the case.

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chief prosecutor, crimes against humanity, government responsibilities, deputy prime minister, and cross examination.

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