Why former ICC prosecutor Ocampo left Odinga out of case

The "Ocampo Six", from right, Joshua Sang, Henry Kosgey, Uhuru Kenyatta, Ali Hussein, William Ruto and Francis Muthaura upon arrival at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on April 16, 2016. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Former International Criminal Court prosecutor Moreno Ocampo had said he did not have any evidence against President Mwai Kibaki and Opposition leader Raila Odinga.
  • President Uhuru Kenyatta (then deputy Prime Minister), former head of civil service Francis Muthaura, former commissioner of police Mohammed Hussein Ali, former ministers Henry Kosgey and Mr William Ruto (now Deputy President), and journalist Joshua arap Sang were accused of crimes against humanity, murder, deportation or forcible transfer of population, rape and persecution.
  • Mr Ocampo’s successor, Fatou Bensouda withdrew the charges against President Kenyatta and Mr Ruto citing witness intimidation.

When on December 15, 2010 he named six people who were to be investigated for the 2007/8 post-election violence, a former International Criminal Court prosecutor had said he did not have any evidence against President Mwai Kibaki and Opposition leader Raila Odinga.

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