, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 14 – Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and his brother Oburu could be asked to testify for journalist Joshua arap Sang in his case at the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Sources on Wednesday told Capital FM News that the two politicians will be approached to be enlisted as defence witnesses.
When Capital FM News contacted Sang’s lawyer Katwa Kigen to confirm if such an approach had been made – though non-committal – he answered that the defence team was considering several options of witnesses that can be called to testify if the motion of-case-to-answer does not succeed.
According to him, Odinga and Oburu have already publicly said that they are ready to testify if asked to do so.
“We are considering that (approaching Raila and Oburu) but once we make up our mind we will let you know,” he said.
Raila Odinga has said he is ready to testify to salvage Ruto but threw the ball to former Party of National Unity (PNU) and Jubilee backers.
He alleged that they are the ones who fixed Ruto because he was at the time a member of the Orange Democratic Movement which was a rival party of PNU.
Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has already been admitted by the defence teams of Ruto and Sang as a witness.