Kenya police arrest journalist Dennis Itumbi on charges of hacking ICC emails – Ugandan David Matsanga is being investigated by ICC Chief prosecutor
Posted by African Press International on March 26, 2012
He has been arrested and will be charged today accused of hacking into the International Criminal Court website and enabling himself to steal personal data belonging to witnesses in the Kenya cases.
He has denied the charge, but the police say they have evidence and will come with more charges against him.
He is also accused of being party to a dossier that indicates ICC is being pressured by the UK to arrest Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto when they travel to ICC after May this year when trials are expected to start.
The same dossier says President Kibaki of Kenya should be indicted after he steps down from power at the end of this year or early next year.
Dennis is accused of forging the document. Now the UK says the dossier is not from them, but a forgery.
Dr David Nyekorach Matsanga was recently in a quarell with the ICC Chief prosecutor Moreno Ocampo about a witness supposedly having recanted his statement in the second Kenya case. Matsanga’s pronouncement that he had received an email from the Chief Prosecutor warning him about interfering with witnesses sent shock waves in the political circles in Kenya and especially around those directly connected with the process at the ICC.
Matsanga posted a video bearing the witness who is holed up in the US and told the media that the man wanted out of the process – that he does not want to be the prosecution’s witness.
Matsanga told the media that he does not mind being arrested and was ready to be enjoined in the ICC Kenya cases. He has stated that he does not have any fears and says he actually despises and hates Ocampo.
During the confirmation of charges hearing in September last year, Matsanga was in the Hague where he delivered his petition to the ICC judges handling the Kenya cases. In his documents presented to the judges – a thing that may have not gone down well witht he judges and the Chief Prosecutor, because it could be seen as an attempt to interfere with the cases, Matsanga informed the judges that his conclusion was that the Kenya case number 2 was faked and should not be confirmed.
The cases are now confirmed and may be going to a full hearing if nothing magical comes to rescue very soon.
Now this arrest of Kenyan journalist may bring a new twist to the investigations that Ocampo has initiated in his efforts to get the culprits who are being accused of meddling in the ICC process.
The Kenya police are now saying they are looking for more people who may be involved and have alrady confiscate Dennis Itumbi’s computers in their efforts to get deeper in the search for emails that may shed light in the matter.