Bensouda: Why Ruto, Sang case failed
06 April 2016, 21:05
Nairobi - ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has apologized to Kenyans for the collapse of the crimes against humanity trial against DP William Ruto and Joshua Sang.
Bensouda said Wednesday that she worked hard to ensure the trials went to conclusion but was let down by what she termed as underhand methods to derail her case.
She accused witness tamperers and political influences of killing her case.
" I thank Kenyans for their support and at the same time apologize for the manner in which the cases ended," she said at the Hague.
" The Prosecution was frustrated by consistent witness tampering and non cooperation of the Kenyan government as well as political influences," she added.
Trial judges while releasing the DP and Sang stated that there was not enough evidence to ensure the case continued and called it a mistrial.
Bensouda has failed in her bid to take on the cases first built by former Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo which analysts believe were weak in the beginning and never stood a chance of prosecution.
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