Post election violence victims want Uhuru ICC case revived
04 August 2015, 15:00
Nairobi - Victims of the 2008 post election violence PEV want the International Criminal Court ICC judges to revive the crimes against humanity case of President Uhuru Kenyatta saying justice has not been served.
Led by their lawyer Fergal Gaynor, the over 20,000 victims say that the prosecution failed to dispense justice against Uhuru accordingly and that there is much more that can be done to ensure he pays for his supposed actions.
Gaynor in a letter to the court Monday, has stated that there was need for the facts of the case to be revisited in-order to ensure that justice is indeed served.
"The investigation and prosecution of all three persons charged in Kenya (President Uhuru Kenyatta, Francis Muthaura and Mohammed Ali) were manifestly ineffective," Gaynor's application stated.
"Instead of encouraging inter-ethnic peace and reconciliation, the collapse of all charges against Mr Ali in 2012, Mr Muthaura in 2013, and Mr Kenyatta in 2014, and the Prosecution’s decision not to further investigate have created in the victims feelings of bitterness and anger," it added.
The letter also stated the disappointment that as felt by individual victims with the cases being dropped.
"We would like to have a meeting with Bensouda so that we can question her directly. We are very disappointed in her and her office," a victim was quoted as saying.
All three named above were released prior to facing trial.
Uhuru was cleared in November 2014, with the others cleared in 2012.
Currently, only William Ruto, who is the Deputy President of Kenya and journalist Joshua Sang are under trial at the ICC, with their cases also facing several issues that could lead to them being dropped by the court.
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