Envoys wanted Uhuru and Ruto out of polls – Ocampo

Campus Post

Former International Criminal Court prosecutor Luis Moreno- Ocampo Friday disclosed for the first time the intrigues and behind-the-scenes activities around investigations into the 2007/08 post-election violence and what he thinks of Kenyan politics.

In an extensive interview touching on the Kenyan cases since he left office in 2012, Mr Moreno-Ocampo reveals how he rates the Kenyan leadership and his thoughts on ex-prime minister Raila Odinga and his successor at ICC Fatou Bensouda.

He tells of how some diplomats whom he did not name exerted pressure on him to ensure President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, Mr William Ruto, were not on the ballot at the elections.

“There were some diplomats asking me to do something more to prevent Kenyatta or Ruto to run in the elections. And I said ‘it’s not my job’.

Judges in Kenya should do that. And if they authorise them to run, people will vote. And…

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