“Trials were not the important things”,Moreno Ocampo on President Uhuru’s ICC Case


Former International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor, Luis Moreno Ocampo, admitted to doing shoddy work in the case against President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Speaking during an interview with The New York Times, Ocampo revealed that Uhuru’s case collapsed because of the weak evidence saying he failed to piece together strong evidence against him.
He noted that the evidence he gathered against Uhuru over his alleged involvement in the 2007/ 2008 post election violence was not water tight as he would have liked it to be.
At the same time, Ocampo dropped a bombshell of the intrigues that precipitated the indictment of Uhuru, saying his case at the ICC was not about getting justice but preventing another post election violence.
“Trials were not the important things.”
“The most important thing was preventing another violence,” said Ocampo.
“The suspect became President in 2013. But there was no violence thanks to the ICC cases. That to me is an achievement,” he added.
The former Prosecutor commended Uhuru on how he conducted himself throughout the trial saying he was courageous and strong.
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