The International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has closed her case against Deputy President William Ruto and journalist Joshua Arap Sang.
ICCâ€™s prosecutor Fatou Bensouda notified the Trial Chamber, Parties and participants in the case of her decision to close the prosecution’s case against the accused two.
â€œIn compliance with the Trial Chamberâ€™s order ICC-01/09-01/11-1948-Conf, the Prosecution hereby notifies the Trial Chamber, Parties and participants that it formally closes the Prosecutionâ€™s case.â€
The good news here is that Bensouda has exhausted her list of witnesses, no more surprises and that DP Ruto’s defense team can now call their witnesses or alternatively file a motion of no case to answer if indeed they are convinced that Bensouda’s witnesses were all but crap.
DP Ruto legal team has in the past indicated they will file a no case to answer.
Positive news at ICC but NOTE that Bensouda has closed her case&NOT terminated or withdrawn the case.See attached pic.twitter.com/pMX9VcqWbA
— KIPCHUMBA MURKOMEN (@kipmurkomen) September 10, 2015