International Criminal Court-ICC has assured Kenyan witnesses who will be used by the court that they will be adequately protected under the court’s Witness Protection Programme, with the cases begining on April 10th and 11th 2013.
ICC Head of Jurisdiction, Complementarity and Cooperation Division Phakiso Mochochoko warned that the court will prosecute any person who will be found to have intimidated any ICC witness.
Speaking at Nairobi media briefing, Mochochoko affirmed that Kenya government had agreed to cooperate with ICC to ensure all persons who intimidate witnesses will be charged if there is sufficient proof.
He affirmed that ICC will not go easy on charges against Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and Eldoret North MP William Ruto no matter the outcome of the March 2013 polls.
Meanwhile, Ruto and Kenyatta have challenged attempts by ICC prosecution to alter their criminal responsibility in charges facing them at the Hague.
The two are facing charges for crimes against humanity alongside Public Service boss Francis Muthaura and journalist Joshua Sang.
AUTHOR: JOANNE JUDITH