International Crimina Court (ICC) has allowed evidence extracted from DP William Ruto’s file to be used against lawyer Paul Gicheru who is facing witness tampering charges in the court.
It has been affirmed that the transcripts being authorized to be extracted from DP Ruto’s file contain a record of several witnesses who testified against DP Ruto and could not be traced.
Trial Chamber Three judge, Miatta Maria Samba, issued a direction informing that, “The Chamber hereby orders the Registry to transfer the transcripts and related material, as listed in Part I and II of filing ICC-01/09-01/20-151-Conf-AnxA, into the record of this case. The prosecution to inform the defense under regulation 42(2) of the regulations of the Court of the nature of the protective measures concerning the witness.”
Similarly, the ICC has also directed that some of the evidence in Radio Journalist Joshua Arap Sang’s file also be assigned to Lawyer Paul Gicheru’s case.
The developments marks the first instance for Deputy President William Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang’s files to be revisited five years after their ICC case was wound up.