ICC judges issue warrants against two Kenyans for influencing witnesses

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 10, 2015 12:22 PM

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The International Criminal Court on Thursday unsealed, or made public, arrest warrants against two Kenyan men for "corruptly influencing witnesses" in the east African nation.

Prosecutors last year dropped charges of crimes against humanity against President Uhuru Kenyatta; but his deputy William Ruto and a Kenyan journalist are facing similar charges over a wave of deadly violence after Kenya's 2007 elections.

The court did not clarify if Paul Gicheru and Philip Kipkoech Bett were suspected of trying to influence witnesses from Ruto's case or in that of Kenyatta.

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The warrants were issued in March but had not been made public.

(Reporting by Drazen Jorgic; editing by Ralph Boulton)