UHURU/ RUTO’s ICC cases: GITHU tells BENSOUDA she is a DISGRACE to Kenyans and can report to UNNews 08:22
Friday April 26,2013 - Attorney General Prof Githu Muigai has launched scathing attacks at International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda saying she is disgrace to the Kenya Government and its citizens.
In a letter he addressed to the ICC court, Muigai said Bensouda is lying to the court that the Kenyan Government is not cooperating with the court.
Githu also cited recent comments by Bensouda that part of the reason she dropped the case against former Head of Civil Service Francis Muthaura was lack of cooperation from the Kenyan government.
“The Government of Kenya disapproves of any attempt by the Prosecutor of the ICC to excuse evidential gaps or difficulties in her case as being attributable to action or inaction by the Government of Kenya,” the AG said.
He said the Government has complied with all 37 requests by the ICC court apart from two—those that relate to the request that the Government furnish the court with financial information on the three suspects and statements of the interviews of ten police bosses.
Regarding the financial information of President Uhuru Kenyatta, his Deputy William Ruto and radio presenter Joshua Sang who have been indicted by the court, Githu said “Kenya contends that there has to be a court order in place to fulfill this request and the Pre-Trial Chamber found out that such a request lacked justification.
On the police interviews, the AG said there was a court order issued on February 1, 2011 prohibiting judge Kalpana Rawal from "taking or recording any evidence from any Kenyan” pursuant to any ICC court process.
“It cannot be right that a State's internal security is suborned by an outside agency's ill supported allegations of non-cooperation which has the potential to erode national regard for the institutions of Government and their compliance with the rule of law,” he said.
Bensouda has been complaining that the Government of Kenya is not cooperating with the court but furious Muigai told her instead of complaining, she better report Kenya to the United Nations (UN) in accordance with the provisions of the Rome Statutes.
The Kenyan DAILY POST