ICC status conference on Uhuru case set for Wednesday

By Samson Kitavi

The government of Kenya and the office of the Prosecutor are expected to update ICC trial Chambers on the progress made in disclosing President Uhuru Kenyatta’s financial accounts in a status conference scheduled for Wednesday.

According to ICC Outreach coordinator Marie Kamara, the verdict of the conference will however not be delivered immediately.

The trial against President Uhuru Kenyatta failed to kick off early this year after the ICC prosecution office complained of non-corporation from the Kenyan government especially on the disclosure of some records the prosecutor termed as essential for the case among them Kenyatta’s financial accounts.

Although there are some speculations that the government of Kenya has given in to some of the demands by the office of the prosecutor, the status conference is expected to provide the answers.

Kamara however says, the commencement date of the Kenyatta’s case remains until directed otherwise.

Meanwhile, one more witness has been  summoned by ICC to appear on the  trial against Deputy president William Ruto and Radio Journalist Joshua Arap Sang.

The Court held a closed door status conference over the Ruto’s case on Tuesday. The case resumes on 10th this month.