Kenya: Muthaura Case Dropped Due to Lack of Witnesses
The Hague court on Monday dropped charges against former Public Service head Francis Muthaura, saying that key witnesses had either been killed, died or bribed or were too afraid to testify.
Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told judges that she was unable to get witnesses to prove charges of crimes against humanity against Mr Muthaura.
Presiding Judge Ozaki wanted to know what the withdrawal of the charges against Mr Muthaura would mean for Mr Uhuru Kenyatta, who was charged alongside Mr Muthaura.
Mr Kenyatta was at the weekend declared winner of Monday’s presidential election.
But other cases against President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President-elect William Ruto and radio journalist Joshua arap Sang would proceed. She said the prosecution had new evidence against the President-elect.