ICC judges include 'Waki Report' in Ruto case
05 February 2015, 17:52
Nairobi - The International Criminal Court ICC judges have agreed to admit the 'Waki Report' as part of the prosecution evidence in the case against Deputy President William Ruto and journalist Joshua Sang.
The judges said in a statement that after serious deliberation, they had agreed to admit the report into the prosecutionary evidence but at the same time denied the chance to have other reports included.
Known by Kenyans as the Waki Report, since it was chaired by retired judge Philip Waki, the report is however officially referred to as the Report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Post Election Violence (CIPEV).
" The chamber is of the view that the prima facie probative value outweighs any prejudicial effect, noting that the excerpts on which the prosecution intends to rely do not refer to the alleged acts or conduct of the accused."
" Accordingly, the Chamber admits KEN-OTP-0001-0364," the statement said.
The admission will be a blow to Ruto's team, especially at it had dismissed the report out of hand as inadmissible.
The other 11 reports included one from the Kenya Human Rights Commision and a different one from Internally Displace Persons IDP's.
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