Monday November 26, 2018 - International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, is now accusing the Kenyan Government of refusing to cooperate with The Hague based court.

Last month, Bensouda wrote to Kenyan authorities requesting for extradition of journalist Walter Barasa and lawyers, Paul Gicheru and Phillip Kipkoech Bett (alias Kipseng'erya) for interfering with witnesses in the cases facing President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto.

The three individuals are also accused of approaching and corrupting Prosecution witnesses through bribes and other inducements in exchange for their withdrawal as witnesses and/or recantation of their prior statements to the Prosecution.

Bensouda wants the Kenyan Government to take the three to The Hague where they will be charged with crimes of interfering with witnesses.

But according to a senior Government official, Kenya is not ready to cooperate with Bensouda because Uhuru and Ruto have warned them against cooperating with ICC.

In 2016 when his case was dropped, Uhuru said no Kenyan will be taken to ICC again.
Uhuru and Ruto were indicted by ICC over 2007 -08 post election violence where over 1,000 people died and over half a million were displaced.


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