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Ocampo links Raila to poll violence

Discussion in 'Kenyan News and Politics' started by MaxShimba, Oct 16, 2011.

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    [h=3]Ocampo links Raila to poll violence[/h]


    One of the International Criminal Court Prosecutor’s witnesses accused Prime Minister Raila Odinga of financing the post-election violence, it emerged on Friday.

    The revelation is in Mr Moreno-Ocampo’s final submission in the case against Eldoret North MP William Ruto, his Tinderet counterpart Henry Kosgey and radio presenter Joshua Sang.

    Mr Ocampo however argued before the ICC judges that though the witness said in his statement that the PM was informed of the planning and gave money to Mr Ruto and Mr Kosgey, it is not proof that Mr Odinga was the head of the network that organised and executed the crimes.

    Mr Ocampo added that any criminal responsibility that might be attached to the PM did not water down the evidence against Mr Kosgey.

    This is the first time in court that Mr Ocampo is making reference to Mr Odinga’s possible involvement because when talking to the media, he insisted that he had no evidence against either the PM or President Kibaki.

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