President Uhuru Kenyatta’s case at the ICC faces hurdles the prosecution will not overcome
Posted by African Press International on February 5, 2014
Today’s status conference on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s case bore no new evidence as the prosecution sort to get the court to punish the Kenya government for what the prosecutor has called “obstructionism”)
He is more interested to have the judges condemn the Kenya government than getting the real evidence in the case. The prosecutor told the court that the office has no evidence that can sustain a trial but asked the court to help in forcing the Kenya government to give them Mr Kenyatta’s financial records before any consideration whether to terminate the case can be discussed.
Without Mr Kenyatta’s financial records, which the prosecution says the Kenya government has not been helpful when requested to deliver, the case will collapse.
The court decided to have another status conference to further discus what will happen to the case. The judges will communicate the date for the new status conference to the parties in the next few days.
During the conference today, the judges were keen to know from the prosecution the difference between withdrawing the case and terminating it.
This is a pointer that the judges seem to have realised that the prosecution has no case and any further proceedings against the accused is harassment and justice denied.