Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


International court weighs Kenyatta's case

05 February 2014, 20:59

Amsterdam - Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court have asked judges not to reject their faltering case against President Uhuru Kenyatta entirely, despite acknowledging they do not have enough evidence to convict him.

Defense lawyers have demanded acquittal.

In a hearing on how the case should proceed, prosecutor Benjamin Gumpert told judges that the government is intimidating witnesses and obstructing access to information, particularly about Kenyatta's finances, which could prove vital to the case. He asked for an indefinite delay.

Kenyatta has pleaded innocent to charges of crimes against humanity for his alleged role in organizing violence that left more than 1,000 people dead after Kenya's 2007 elections

Presiding Judge Kuniko Ozaki said the panel hearing the case in The Hague, Netherlands, will not decide the matter Wednesday.

- AP

- AP


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
EACC officers raid Deputy Governo...

EACC officers raided the home of a Deputy Governor as theft case continues in court. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
New IEBC bosses to be named Novem...

New IEBC bosses will be named on November 30. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
DP Ruto has spoilt my name, activ...

DP William Ruto has spoilt my name, activist complains. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Apologise for attack on Auditor G...

Apologise for attack on Auditor General, President Uhuru Kenyatta is told by Kisumu Senator Anyang Nyong'o. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Quit if you can't fight corruptio...

An MP has told President Uhuru Kenyatta to quit office if he cannot fight corruption. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Investigate Uhuru, Ruto for corru...

Investigate President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto's offices over corruption, CORD leader Raila Odinga has said. Read more...