Ruto should not yet celebrate, ICC says
18 February 2016, 14:03
Nairobi - DP William Ruto and journalist Joshua Sang should not celebrate any sort of victory just yet, the ICC has said.
The DP and Sang are thought to be close to ending their Crimes Against Humanity charges at the ICC after an appeals chamber revoked the use of recanted evidence in the trial.
Their supporters have celebrated the ruling but according to the ICC, they should not.
ICC regional coordinator Maria Kamara says that the case is far from over despite the setback to the Prosecution.
" There is still evidence to be looked at and the ruling of the appeals chamber is different from the trial court. That must be put in mind," she told News24.
With 25 more witnesses still available to the prosecution, Kamara says that there is still something to look forward to.
" There are 25 witnesses available to the Prosecution. That means that the case is still alive," she added.
Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has previously stated though that her evidence on the case might be weak and alluded to the fact that she is struggling to keep the case alive.
Ruto and Sang are now seeking a no case to answer motion in the trial.
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