ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has received new evidence in the criminal case facing Deputy President William Ruto. The details of the continuing investigation was revealed in this year’s ICC annual report submitted to the United Nations General Assembly. ICC President Chile Eboe-Osuji, one of the judges who listened to the case against Ruto, said that the court was still receiving evidence on the Kenyan case which was suspended in April 2016.
“The office of the prosecutor continued to receive information on the commission of crimes against humanity during the post-election violence of 2007—2008,” the annual report on the ICC activities in 2017/18 read in part.
In April 2016, the case against the Deputy President and journalist Joshua Sang was terminated by ICC judges who noted that there was insufficient evidence to sustain the case.
President Uhuru Kenyatta’s case had also been terminated in a similar fashion in 2015.
The prosecutor, who complained that her case had been undermined by witness interference, was granted permission to revive the charge if and when she had enough evidence to sustain a criminal case.
The annual report also indicated that the international court was pursuing cases of witness interference in the Ruto-Sang case.
The court has previously issued warrants of arrests against Walter Barasa, Mr Paul Gicheru and Mr Philip Kipkoech, who the prosecution said convinced witnesses to withdraw from the case facing Ruto and Sang.