The News Brief: Gicheru’s surrender and Ruto’s ICC case
The surrender of Paul Gicheru on Monday to the International Criminal Court could lead to new charges against Deputy President William Ruto and journalist Joshua Sang. The charges against the two were vacated and the case terminated but the court said that the Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda could bring up the new ones if she found new evidence.
The Prosecutor would, however, need to restart all over again by seeking confirmation of the charges first as Luis Moreno Ocampo did in 2010. Gicheru surrendered after five years on the run for interfering with witnesses in the 2007/08 post-election violence cases. Gicheru is suspected of offences against the administration of justice consisting of corruptly influencing witnesses of the court.