James Maina Kabutu ICC Witness Four Withdraws Evidence Againist Uhuru, MuthauraMarch 4 | Posted by David Goldman | Crime, Intelligence News
ICC Prosecutor, Luis Moreno Ocampo might retire an embarrassed prosecutor for trying to handle the Kenyan 2007 PEV case trivially and unprofessionally.
With the identity of his witnesses compromised and ICC blaming the suspects of interfering with his witnesses, Ocampo will certainly bring the process and the credibility of the ICC to test.
This is after his Witness Four in the Kenyan case, James Maina Kabutu wrote to his office requesting the withdrawal of his evidence against Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and Former Head of Civil Service Francis Muthaura.
Kabutu as witness number 4 names ICC investigator Melinda Mitts as the one who helped him make statements that though he appended his signature on, were incorrect.
If the efforts to remove himself from the case were frustrated and that the prosecutor knew beforehand that Kabutu lied on behalf of the ICC, then Ocampo will charged with perjury.
Maina Kabutu claims the evidence he provided was not correct though his request to withdraw his evidence and place as an ICC Prosecution witness was denied by the office of the prosecutor without informing the pre-trial chamber judges.
The conduct and ability to impartially and professionally provide relevant evidence against Uhuru Kenyatta by the prosecutor is being questioned with lobbies writing to ICC about the matter.
Ocampo might have burnt his fingers by touching the Kenyan case which he was under pressure and great anticipation to take over and please the international community.
Ocampo heavily relied on NGO reports to gather evidence. National Security studies show NGO’s are direct threats to national security owing to their vast influence on communities they serve, further putting the evidence to disrepute.
The information used as evidence is described as ‘re-bounding’ since it was sourced from one source then re-distributed to many other sources who only added versions that places the prosecutor’s judgment as bounded rationale.
Maina Kabutu’s withdrawal and the office of the prosecutors refusal to allow him excuse himself from the position of a witness without informing the pre-trial chamber damages the reputation of the ICC.
It will be impossible for accused Kenyan politicians to accept to be charged by a flawed international process that cannot conduct proper investigations and impartially make informed rulings.