Collapse of Kenyan cases hurt Ocampo's ego and career

Former ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo. He is in the eye of the storm that has hit the international crimes court in The Hague. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The Kenyan cases had done irreparable damage to Mr Ocampo’s reputation, cultivated through brilliant legal work and by playing the media to his advantage.
  • Ocampo is credited for putting the court on the international map through his numerous TV appearances in which he often bragged that the court was on a mission to put a stop to global impunity of rogue leaders.

In April this year while I was almost completing my masters degree at Columbia University in New York, I made several attempts to interview Luis Moreno Ocampo, the first prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) from 2003 to 2012 .

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