Attorney General Githu Muigai says the government wants the three suspects wanted by International Criminal Court to be prosecuted locally.
The pronouncement comes just a week after President Uhuru Kenyatta said that the government will not allow any Kenyan to be prosecuted by a foreign court after crimes against humanity charges against him, deputy president William Ruto and four others were dropped by the ICC due to lack of evidence.
Speaking on Thursday Githu Muigai was in agreement with Kenyatta’s decision to try the three suspects wanted for tampering with witnesses.
“It is the government of Kenya’s position that the charges against the three suspects are for crimes that fall within Kenya’s normal criminal justice jurisdiction and can thus be effectively prosecuted and adjudicated domestically,” Prof Muigai said at a press conference in Nairobi.
His office will be writing to the ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to supply Kenya with evidence and other documents so the three can be tried locally.