Thika Town MP Alice Ng’ang’a calls for scrutiny of Ocampo evidence on Kenya cases

By: OLIVER MUSEMBI

Kenyan legislators will demand that a meeting of the Assembly of States Parties carry out an audit of the prosecution evidence at the International Criminal Court (ICC) Thika Town MP Alice Ng’ang’a has said.

She said the MPs who will be attending the meeting at The Hague will petition the member states to withdraw Rule 68 introduced by the Prosecution on recanted evidence during the trial of Deputy President William Ruto and journalist Joshua arap Sang.

“We want the ICC Chief Prosecutor compelled to explain how they got their evidence on the Kenyan cases because (Moreno) Ocampo did not conduct any investigations and only gathered information from hotels in Nairobi to build his case,” Ms Ng’ang’a said.

TERMINATE CASE

She said the Kenyan delegation will demand the termination of the case against the Deputy President and Mr Sang on the grounds that evidence adduced so far shows it has no merit.

“We believe that the case against the Kenyans is malicious and ill-advised.

“The DP and Mr Sang should be set free forthwith and this is what we shall tell the member states,” the MP said.

Speaking in Thika while presenting driving licenses and certificates to 22 chiefs from her constituency, the MP accused members of the civil society of coaching witnesses to give false testimony at the ICC.

She said Parliament will also scrutinise some non-governmental organisations suspected of carrying out illegal or subversive activities.

SOURCE: DAILY NATION