ICC Prosecutor says she has enough evidence to charge Ruto, Sang


ICC closes case against DP William Ruto, Joshua Sang
Deputy President William Ruto and journalist Joshua Arap Sang during a past ICC hearing proceedings. PHOTO: File

The International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda insists that she has sufficient evidence to nail Deputy President William Ruto and journalist Joshua Sang over the 2007/08 Post Election Violence that left at least 1,300 people dead and over 600,000 others displaced.

Bensouda has urged the ICC Trial Judges to dismiss the application by Ruto and Sang seeking that the court rules that they have no case to answer.

Prosecution lawyer Anthon Steynberg says they have sufficient evidence to prove the DP held several meeting at his Sugoi home to plot the 2007 skirmishes.

Ruto and Sang are at The Hague and their case is being presided over by Judge Eboe Osuji.

Steynberg explained why Bensouda’s office opposed Ruto and Sang’s bid to have their trial terminated, saying they have enough evidence to prosecute the case.

Styneberg says the commission of inquiry into the 2007/08 post poll chaos headed by Justice Philip Waki corroborated their charge against the DP and Sang adding that networks that executed the attacks during the skirmishes also point at the duo.

Ruto and Sang’s lawyers led by Karim Khan and Katwa Kigen are expected to also argue their case before the Judges make a decision on Friday.

By Philip Murutu

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