No more investigations on Uhuru, ICC says
06 November 2015, 18:51
Nairobi - There are no more investigations ongoing against President Uhuru Kenyatta at the International Criminal Court ICC, the court has announced.
The ICC trial chamber announced Friday that at present there are no legal proceedings against the President and that the decision to close the case against him last November remains in force.
This follows an appeal by victims of the 2008 Post Election Violence PEV to have the Crimes Against Humanity charges withdrawn against the President returned.
They stated that at present the circumstances of the case remain closed.
" There exists no reason or information available to the chamber to conclude that an investigation into these alleged crimes have been closed preventing the bringing of any further prosecution," said the ICC Friday.
The chamber noted that the cases against Uhuru, former Finance Minister Francis Muthaura and ex Police Commisioner Hussein Ali could be brought back again by Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, as no judgement of acquittal was issued with respect to any of the three individuals.
"Likewise, the prosecutor may also bring any other case against any other individual believed to be criminally responsible for the crimes in Nakuru and Naivasha or the other alleged crimes described in the Victim’s request,” it added.
Uhuru was acquitted in late November 2015 due to lack of evidence to prosecute his case.
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