We expect fair and independent decision by ICC – Jubilee

April 3, 2016 5:41 pm
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This is according to a joint statement issued by the Leader of Majority at the National Assembly Aden Duale and Deputy Majority Leader at the Senate Kipchumba Murkomen/FILE
This is according to a joint statement issued by the Leader of Majority at the National Assembly Aden Duale and Deputy Majority Leader at the Senate Kipchumba Murkomen/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 3 – Jubilee Members of Parliament and supporters have said that they are awaiting an independent and fair verdict by the International Criminal Court on the case facing the Deputy President William Ruto and journalist Joshua Sang.

This is according to a joint statement issued by the Leader of Majority at the National Assembly Aden Duale and Deputy Majority Leader at the Senate Kipchumba Murkomen.

They said that they are hoping that the court or its supporters will not use some of its agents in the country in the name of the civil society.

“We take great exception with some reports appearing in the section of the media suggesting that the ruling is already out there when the judges have not pronounced themselves on the matter,” read the statement.

“The reports are a gross violation of the basic values of the Rome Statute and fundamental principles of law and independence of the court,” continues the statement.

They have therefore asked the judges to stick with their decision. At the same time, they have also asked the judges to ignore being swiveled by international and local political actors who are bending on a predetermined decision.

“When we subscribed to the Rome Statute, we believed that these rights would be the basis of our engagement and that the ICC would always be guided by them. We believe having considered and weighed evidence by the prosecution and the Defense, the judges will be guided by the facts at their disposal and above all the truth in determining the case.”

The crucial no-case-to- answer decision is expected to be delivered on Tuesday April 5th at the International Criminal Court.

Judges have already indicated that the verdict on the International Criminal Court website.

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