ICC witness tells judges he lied against William Ruto

What you need to know:

  • The witness, who gave his evidence via video link accompanied by lawyer Gregory Mutai at an undisclosed location in Nairobi, said he was approached by a woman witness who asked him whether he wanted to become a witness for the ICC.
  • The admission prompted prosecutor Anton Steynberg to apply for him to be declared a hostile witness to enable the prosecution to cross-examine him.
  • The witness appeared to tear apart his earlier recanted evidence, denying knowledge of obvious things such as being aware of the violence that took place in 2008, saying he only heard about of it from neighbours.

A witness who had refused to testify against Deputy President William Ruto on Thursday admitted lying to International Criminal Court (ICC) investigators.


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