Disappearance of Key Witness Raises Concerns Over Tampering in ICC Kenya Case

The International Criminal Court (ICC) restarted its prosecution earlier this month of Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto and Kenyan journalist Joshua Sang, who are being tried for allegedly commissioning gangs to murder and terrorize supporters of an opposition political party during Kenya‘s 2007-2008 national elections.

But the disappearance in late December of a man whom defense lawyers claim was a key witness in the trial has heightened concerns about the ongoing hazards faced by ICC witnesses in Kenya, many of whom have reported receiving bribery offers and threats of violence from people trying to discredit the court’s judicial efforts.

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