AG Muigai: We are ready for ICC date with Bensouda
Kenya is unmoved by International Criminal’s Court Appeals Chamber ruling of asking the Trial Chamber to review its judgment of not reporting Kenya to the Assembly of State Parties, for alleged noncooperation with the Office of the Prosecutor.
Attorney General Githu Muigai speaking to Nation FM from the ICC said Kenya is not worried at all by the judgment and it’s ready to meet with the courts Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda again at the trial chamber.
“We are not worried in the least. We will meet in that court. We will press our case again,” Muigai said.
He further said he doesn’t expect a different ruling from the Trial Chamber since it had considered all the required factors before rejecting Bensouda’s request.
According to him, Kenya will present even more materials to prove it has fully cooperated with Bensouda’s office.
“We will place before the Trial Chamber even more material which would demonstrate a lot of material was shared with the Prosecutor before, during and after her application,” he said.
According to him, the material and assistance that was given during the case against President Uhuru Kenyatta whose case has since collapsed speaks for itself.
And on the Deputy President William Ruto’s case, the AG says Kenya is extremely disappointed by a ruling allowing use of initial evidence of witnesses who have since recanted their testimonies.
He said it has come as a surprise that the judgment was made, yet when rule 68 was amended it was not to be applied in the ongoing cases.
“The understanding of all state parties when we negotiated the new rule 68 was that it would not be applied to the ongoing cases. And therefore this comes as great surprise.”