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Vol 57 No 8

Published 15th April 2016


Kenya

Justice in question

The failure of the International Criminal Court's prosecutions against six high profile defendants raises doubts about the body's future as well as the role of the Kenyan authorities

The assessment by three judges at the International Criminal Court on 5 April that the prosecution's evidence against William Ruto, Kenya's Deputy President, and Joshua arap Sang, a prominent Kalenjin radio announcer, was too weak to sustain a case points to critical failures in the court's investigative procedures and its witness protection scheme. All the judges said that the case had suffered from political interference from Nairobi and that witnesses had been intimidated.

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