RUTO’s lawyer, KARIM KHAN, to request for the DISMISSAL of the ICC cases- for LACK OF WITNESSES

Thursday September 12, 2013 - The battery of lawyers representing Deputy President, William Ruto, at the International Criminal Court (ICC), are likely to press for early dismissal of Ruto’s case when court resumes its hearing on Tuesday.

According to Ruto’s lead lawyer, Karim Khan, they are mystified that after all the months of preparation; Ms Bensouda could not produce her first witness on the opening day, explaining that he was still travelling to The Hague.

The lack of witnesses against Mr Ruto prompted Mr Khan to charge that the prosecution’s case was crumbling before it started .He then launched an aggressive opening strategy that legal experts say was to press for the case to be dismissed early.

At the end of hearing on Wednesday, Mr Khan challenged Ms Bensouda to concede early that her case was fatally defective and withdraw it in the interest of justice.

Now Khan and his lawyers are currently preparing a motion that will convince the three judge bench at the ICC that the ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, has no evidence that can sustain a full hearing.

They want the Judges to throw out the case on Tuesday.


The Kenyan DAILY POST

25 comments for RUTO’s lawyer, KARIM KHAN, to request for the DISMISSAL of the ICC cases- for LACK OF WITNESSES

  1. DISMISAL???WHY IN A HURRY,YOU ARE SENSING DEFEAT.WAIT FOR FATOU WITTINESS AND U WILL KNOW WHAT HAPPENED.KHAN WILL KNOW KENYANS KABISA

  2. why are you in a hurry wait and see, that is her antics to beat you in your own game.

  3. anon 5.18 there are no witnesses, sorry to disappoint you.

  4. itakuaje na itakuwa ,naye ya prezzo to start on wednesday to be dismissed on friday members day kiruru tupu bila bruusha yeyote on sato

  5. @05:18 the procecutor knew the trial was to start on 10.9.13 from the word go n she had the guts to tell the courts that the witnesses were still on their way coming kwani how many months/yrs are they taking to arrive. ama wakam na mguu. this is a sign of lack of prepairedness n defeat they 4got what they were to say n opted to skip the cessions.

  6. Bensouda should have had the moral courage to dismiss the cases as soon as she received them from Ocampo. Ocampo relied on falsehoods and hungry civil(Evil) society members for his so called evidence. This 2 cases MIGHT break Bensouda's career.

  7. Bensouda is a ODM mole

  8. anon 5:18, you telling Khan to wait for coaching and coached witnesses so that he can know kenyans, you must be very stupid or are you mongoloid? benfunda knew the cases were to start when n she claims the witness is traveling, we know where hague is n at all the times planes are on n off so grow up!

  9. Bensouda is buying for more time to try and search for other witnesses having lost the last ones she was counting on Monday....is all her interests to nail Uhuru/Ruto at whatever cost even if she has no witnesses..what about them? dont they deserve a fair trial? there was no better time to dismiss these cases than now

  10. Bensuda has no case but she is a slave of the white man who are her master all the evidence she was giving are non sense and falsehood

  11. Unless you are one of the witness who is walking to Hague from Kenya,all the rest are imaginary,harakisha basi ukatoe ushahidi.

  12. DAY DREAMING MR KHAN.....DONT BE IN A HURRY

  13. Bensouda is using tactics, there are not witnesses she is waiting no wander the letter is on her table for the withdrawal of the most waited witness.

  14. Its obvious the witnesses refused to testify. Ama witness bado ana pack suitcase. Reality is hitting them that if they lie under oath they will be charged with giving false testimony. Which person wants to go before an international court and lie. Bensouda just asked for more time to go persuade them with goodies or to try and coach other witnesses. Thats why Khan said they should be given a fresh list of all winesses.

  15. This case will bring the downfall of ICC. Already 15 African countries will be represented at Haque following the Ruto case. If ICC is proven to have been influenced by US, UK & European Union all the 38 African countries will leave ICC. Bensoudas, Ocampos career will be ruined as people who brought the downfall of ICC. Ocampo will be sacked from FIFA as he will bring his rotten tricks at FIFA too. Bensouda will go back to Gambia to look for some other jobs possibly selling fish & fufu.

  16. IN ALL STATUS CONFERENCIES BENSUDA ALWAYS SAYS I HAVE WITNESSES, I AM READY TO PROCEED NOW LOOK AN INTERNATIONAL COURT EMBARASING ITSELF IN FRONT OF THE WHOLE WOLRD,WHAT A SAME

  17. @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
    ANON 5:18 YOU CANNOT BE BLAMED. IN DISBELIEF YOUR HEART IS REALLY WITNESSING THE TRUTH. ARE YOU ONE OF THOSE DENYING GOD'S HAND ON ICC?

  18. HOW MANY YEARS DOES IT TAKE TO TRAVEL TO THE HAGUE???
    IT HAS TAKEN OCAMPO/BESOUNDA SIX TEARS TO PREPARE AND BRING WITNESSES TO THE HAGUE...WILL THEY EVER ARRIVE???
    SOMEBODY SHOULD TAKE RESPONSILITY FOR EMOTIONINSING RUTO AND SANG, AND ROF SMEARING THE NAME OF KENYA AT THE ICC

  19. I thank God for His doing in this case.I say let this case(Tower of Babel) crumble and be consumed in God's fire by the power of the blood of Jesus*7.

  20. No weapon of the enemy against Uhuruto and Sang shall prosper and any tongue lifted against them in jugdement (even in ICC) is condemned by the power of the blood of Jesus. Amen !

  21. Uhuruto, Sang and all people of good will for each other and our nation have won this case not by power or might but by the spirit of God. Hallelujah !

  22. how comes Mps made it a day earlier but the witness was late for days? and more so the first witness. leaves more questions than answers. could the procecution be suffering in secret. i saw her face when khan said that in future there will be an inquiry in the court to determine how the case came to the court in the first place. and may i remind that Bensouda is on record opposing the inditement of the '6' as the case did not meet the threashhold but here we are. and hague will knw Kenya

  23. The case lacks in substance. If witnesses are not entirely ready and especially at the start?
    The court has ni option but to drop the charges altogether.

  24. fatou bensouda has really swallowed hook,line and sinker .

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