, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 25 – The International Criminal Court (ICC) is on Thursday afternoon expected to hold a press conference in Nairobi to address the two Kenyan cases.
According to a statement from the Public Information Office of ICC, representatives from the Office of the Prosecutor will address the media on new developments regarding the four Kenyans accused of crimes against humanity.
Head of the Jurisdiction, Complimentarity and Cooperation Division Phakiso Mochochoko and Associate International Cooperation Adviser Shamiso Mbizvo are the two ICC officials from the OTP who will address the media.
“Please be advised there will be an important press conference by the ICC Office of the Prosecutor. Representatives from the Office of ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda will inform media on new developments and answer questions relative to the Kenya situation,” the statement indicated.
Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, Eldoret North MP William Ruto, former Head of Civil Service Francis Muthaura and Radio personality Joshua arap Sang are scheduled to start their trials in April next year.
Two weeks ago, the ICC issue featured following claims by Prime Minister’s former advisor Miguna Miguna that he had evidence that could incriminate top politicians in regard to the 2008 post election violence.
The OTP will be addressing Kenya amidst major debates concerning efforts to establish an African Union court to try Africans instead of having them going to the ICC.
Kenya’s efforts to challenge admissibility hit a snag even at the appeal level.
Earlier in July, the country again failed to convince the court to hand over evidence it has over the post election violence in Kenya.