Probe wanting, admits Bensouda

What you need to know:

  • In its 2016-2018 strategic plan, which was released late last week, the OTP, which is headed by Ms Fatou Bensouda, admitted that its investigations into the cases against six Kenyans were wanting.
  • According to the document, the prosecutor’s office ended up in a difficult position after key evidence was found to be unreliable. It also criticised its own preparedness to take the cases for trial.
  • The lack of strong evidence led to the collapse of four cases, including the one against President Uhuru Kenyatta, which was terminated in March, after it was withdrawn by Ms Bensouda in December 2014.

The Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) has, for the first time, admitted to making blunders in handling the post-election violence cases.


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