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Saturday, December 6, 2014

#HNNImpact President Uhuru Kenyatta of #Kenya "VINDICATED" @UKenyatta case dropped by ICC #HNNCrime

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (L) shares a moment with his Deputy William Ruto (R) at the State House after Kenyatta's case at the International Criminal Court (ICC) was dropped in the capital Nairobi
Kenyatta and Ruto seen after the ruling in smiles
Never give up proving your innocence. THE ICC (International Criminal Court) Prosecutor Bensouda has withdrawn charges against President Uhuru Kenyatta. Evidence not sufficient to continue with the case #Kenya #ICC

These are her reasons, below

1. In light of the Trial Chamber’s 3 December 2014 “Decision on Prosecution's

application for a further adjournment”,1 the Prosecution withdraws the

charges against Mr Kenyatta.

2. The evidence has not improved to such an extent that Mr Kenyatta’s alleged

criminal responsibilty can be proven beyond reasonable doubt. For this

reason, and in light of the Trial Chamber’s rejection of the Prosecution’s

request for an adjournment until the Government of Kenya complies with

its co-operation obligations under the Rome Statute,2 the Prosecution

withdraws its charges.

3. As noted by the Trial Chamber, this withdrawal is without prejudice to the

posibilty of bringing new charges against Mr Kenyata “at a later date,

based on the same or similar factual circumstances, should [the Prosecution]

obtain suficient evidence to support such a course of action”.

Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor

Dated this 5th day of December, 2014

At The Hague, The Netherlands


Kenyatta tweeted in an upbeat mood following the ruling

President Kenyatta tweeted: "It has always been my position that the Kenyan cases at ICC were rushed there without proper investigation (#Vindicated)"

He also said he was "excited" and wanted to "run home to my wife" to tell her the news, the Standard newspaper said.

Per the BBC's observation, there were mixed views on twitter below: 

Many Twitter users were pleased with the announcement. "Now that Kenyatta is acquitted, maybe he can re-focus 100 per cent on his nation," @mugabebright said.

"The victims have only lost because ICC had the wrong people," @Charloh wrote while @BrownsonVK commented: "Just excited that my president is free at last."

Others had a different opinion. @GaelleCarayon posted: "Real losers here are the thousands of victims whose plight for justice remains unanswered." Another user, @ellyakanga, commented: "The ICC's failure to prosecute Uhuru is a triumph for Kenyatta and may be Kenya, but this case risks setting a dangerous precedent."

@DanielKiprutto posted: "Kikuyu MPs says vindication of Uhuru is a Christmas present. Tell Bensouda to take bold steps and drop the others," referring to a separate trial of Deputy President William Ruto and journalist Joshua arap Sang.

CLICK to see pics of Uhuru when he heard and also read his statement posted to his Facebook page.

Kenyatta has more important things to deal with. Terrorism is the #1 thing he's trying to end to keep Kenyans safe. He is transforming Kenya and that is how we want Jonathan to keep doing here. Kenyans work with their President unlike Nigerians always ripping the feds. I hope I get an #HNNPersonality interview with him soon.

Follow one of Africa's BEST Presidents in a long time.

@UKenyatta on Twitter

With files from the BBC

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