Matsanga wants to be enjoined in Hon Uhuru Kenyatta’s ICC case, but Chief Prosecutor Ocampo instead reacts by threatening to have him arrested
Posted by African Press International on March 3, 2012
The two men seemingly know what they are doing. As cheerful as Matsanga was, it did not impress Chief Prosecutor Ocampo. Is the Chief Prosecutor’s eye-closing a wish not to see the truth in the Kenya cases?
‘If it is true that Ocampo has sent an email as started in the Kenya Media – The Star threatening Ugandan David Matsanga with arrest and ordering him to remove the video below that he has posted on africaworldmedia.com/ accompanied by an article titled Ocampo committed perjury, then things may soon turn dramatic.
Watch the video below and make up your own mind as to the facts and focus your thoughts on the way the video is, if the video was staged managed, or if the witness has come to his senses and has decided to come clean instead of implicating those he has implicated, Uhuru Kenyatta and Francis Muthaura for the sake fo getting favours from the Waki Commission of Inquiry.
The issues touching on the International Criminal Court is not as being on a playground in a nursery school. All parties must thread carefully, and let the true facts come forward for the sake of all those affected so that no person gets taken to a trial if the case is built on lies.
The Prosecutor, according to the Kenya media has stated that he will investigate, if it is really true that Matsanga has met with Prosecution Witness – the anonymous witness number 4, whose testimony against Uhuru Kenyatta and Francis Muthaura was strongly relied on by the prosecution in his attempt to nail the two men in September/ October confirmation of charges hearing. During the close of the hearing, The court warned all persons to keep away from meeting witnesses. It is, therefore, contempt of court if found that one has sat down with a witness and that witness changes his earlier testimony to the court as a result of such a meeting.
The question, however, is who approaches who. If a witness feels remorseful for having lied, putting others in problems,such witness has the right to approach anyone and tell the truth. The problem is how the receiver of the new testimony relays it to the court thereafter. In such a case, it is only fair to approach the court legally and give them the new information.
If the man in the video above is really the same ICC Prosecution witness number 4 on Kenya case number 2, then the matter is very serious and we can expect drama should the case proceed to trial. He will have to appear in person and tell the court why he lied in the first place and if he says he was bribed by the Waki Commission of Inquiry, the case will fall into pieces at once. But he has to convince the court that he has now changed his statement at will, not by coercing from anybody.