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Witness says priest told him to say the truth in Ruto's case

10 September 2014, 12:02

Nairobi - A witness it the trial against Deputy President William Ruto at the International Criminal Court claims he admitted to giving false statements against the DP following the advice he got from his priest.

Witness 604, who the ICC’s Trial Chamber declared hostile said he told the priest about the false statements he had recorded with the ICC investigators in July, 2013, The Standard reports.

Also read: Witness in Ruto trial declared hostile
The priest then told him to go to court and tell the judges the truth, for him to be set free.

The witness, who testified via a video link from Nairobi, admitted that he had lied about his evidence against Ruto because of his hatred for the DP.

He said that even though he admitted that he had lied, he was told that he was okay and that he would be given goodies, a nice life, and school for his children and asylum in a different country.

Also read: Bensouda asks to halt ICC trial against Uhuru

 - For more visit The Standard

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