Kenya: ICC Formally Closes Cases Against President Ruto, Joshua Arap Sang

President William Ruto at the Hague (file photo).

It has been officially announced that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has ended the charges against President William Ruto and former journalist Joshua Arap Sang. They were charged with committing crimes against humanity during the violence that occurred after the general election in 2007.

However, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has declared in a statement that the charges against Walter Barasa and Philip Bett will continue to be active.

Following an evaluation of the information made available to her, Deputy Prosecutor Nazhat Shameem Khan indicated that she had concluded that the case should be terminated.

Following an analysis of all the evidence now at my disposal, I have decided to bring the investigative phase of the situation in Kenya to a near-term conclusion. “After considering the particular facts and circumstances of this situation, I have concluded that these are the best options.”

On March 31, 2010, the Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) granted the request of the Office of the Prosecutor to open an investigation proprio motu in the Situation in the Republic of Kenya (also known as “Situation in Kenya”) about alleged crimes against humanity that were committed during the post-election violence that occurred in 2007/2008.

The six people who faced charges due to the Office’s investigation were Ruto, Uhuru Kenyatta, Joshua Arap Sang, Henry Kosgey, Mohammed Hussein Ali, and Francis Muthaura. The charges were brought against six suspects in two different instances.


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