Uhuru, Ruto should not have been free during ICC trial – Annan

Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has questioned the decision by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to allow President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, Mr William Ruto, to remain free as their cases proceeded.

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image.jpeg Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan

By VALENTINE OBARA

Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has questioned the decision by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to allow President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, Mr William Ruto, to remain free as their cases proceeded.

In an article published by the UK-based Financial Times, Mr Annan also criticised the court for not doing enough to protect witnesses from intimidation.

“The President and Vice-President were the ones in the dock and so they put lots of effort and resources into fighting the case,” Mr Annan said.

ICC has a detention centre located within a Dutch prison complex in Scheveningen, on the outskirts of The Hague.

Among suspects who were detained in the cells in the Netherlands as their cases proceeded are former presidents Charles Taylor (Liberia), Laurent Gbagbo (Cote d’Ivoire) and a former vice-president of DR Congo, Jean-Pierre Bemba, whose sentencing is to…

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