ICC gives Bensouda 1 week to either drop or proceed with Uhuru trial
03 December 2014, 17:37
Nairobi - The International Criminal Court ICC trial chamber has given prosecutor Fatou Bensouda one week to either drop or provide evidence to proceed with the case against president Uhuru Kenyatta.
In a press release Wednesday, trial judge Kuniko Ozaki ordered Bensouda to either provide evidence to help the case proceed to trial or agree to drop the case.
Bensouda had asked the court to grant her indefinite suspension of the case as she seeks vital evidence to prove Kenyatta's role in the 2008 post election violence in the country.
The prosecution had blamed the Kenyan government for hanging onto vital information that is key to the procession of the case to trial.
But Ozaki in here statement said that there was no room for the adjournment and asked Bensouda to provide the evidence or call for an end to the trial.
Kenyatta has previously stated his innocence in the matter pending at the court and in his appearance last month at the ICC, called on the court to kill off a case that he says has nothing on him.
The news will be music to president Kenyatta's ears, as he fights to have his case dropped.
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