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Ocampo a wanted man as Kenya's ICC cases collapse

06 April 2016, 22:41

Nairobi - There is only one name to blame for the collapse of Kenya's ICC cases. Luis Moreno Ocampo.

According to Capital News, Deputy President William Ruto’s Lead Counsel Karim Khan on Wednesday said former International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Moreno Ocampo should be held responsible for the bungled Kenyan cases.

Speaking a day after the ICC judges vacated charges and discharged Ruto and journalist Joshua arap Sang, Khan blamed Ocampo for rushing to press charges without evidence.

“The court has said the evidence has fallen apart. Luis Moreno Ocampo has to answer as to why on earth did he rush to name the big six in a rush that was not based on proper diligence investigations?” he wondered.

According to Khan, Ocampo tainted the image of the six Kenyans when he named them as suspects who masterminded the 2008 Post Election Violence in Kenya.

He said it was especially torturous for Ruto and Sang who eventually walked out of the process six years after Ocampo pressed charges against them.

Khan said he was convinced that the Kenyan cases lacked evidence and that the suspects named were falsely put on Ocampo’s list.

The Daily Nation also blamed Ocampo for the collapse, saying he relied on false evidence to get his supposed case going.

"Almost from the beginning when the then Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo received the “Waki List” from the chief mediator on the Kenya post-election crisis, it started becoming clear the ICC was ill-equipped to manage the cases" it said.

- News24


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