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ICC issues arrest warrant for Kenyan journalist

02 October 2013, 12:58

The Hague - The International Criminal Court said on Wednesday it had issued an arrest warrant for a Kenyan citizen charged with trying to bribe witnesses to withdraw testimony in a case against Deputy President William Ruto.

In a court filing, prosecutors said Walter Osapiri Barasa had been charged with three counts of corruptly influencing a witness, allegedly paying one prosecution witness and his wife KES 1.4 million ($16,200) to withdraw their testimony. They said Kenya must now arrest Barasa.

Ruto and President Uhuru Kenyatta are charged separately with orchestrating a wave of violence that swept Kenya after contested elections in 2007, in which some 1,200 people died.

- Reuters

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