Uhuru’s case in the balance ahead of major decision at ICC

Kenya News Alert

uhuruPresident Uhuru Kenyatta will today know his fate at the International Criminal Court [ICC] when a status conference is scheduled to discuss ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda’s request for a 3-month adjournment.
Bensouda, after carefully considering her prosecution witness list, concluded that currently the case against Kenyatta does not satisfy the high evidentiary standards required at trial.
“I therefore need time to complete efforts to obtain additional evidence, and to consider whether such evidence will enable my Office to fully meet the evidentiary threshold required at trial,” she submitted.
However Kenyatta’s lead counsel Steven Kay urged the Chamber to dismiss Bensouda’s adjournment request and terminate the proceedings under Article 64(2) of the Statute on the grounds of insufficiency of evidence.
“The Prosecution’s request for an adjournment to enable it to conduct further investigations on the cusp of trial is another consequence of its negligent attitude towards verifying the trustworthiness of its…

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