By Martin Mutua
Eldoret North MP William Ruto is on the spot following revelations of acquisition, owning up and controversy surrounding a piece of land allegedly grabbed from an Internally displaced person.
The International Criminal Court has now stepped in to acquaint itself with a court case that pits Ruto against an IDP over a large tract of land the MP acquired after post-election violence.
In a letter to Internal Security Minister George Saitoti dated March 22, the ICC Head of Investigation Division, Mr Michael De Smedt noted that they had learnt of the existence of a civil case between Andrew Gilbert Muteshi and Ruto over a land dispute.
Saitoti has forwarded the request to Attorney General Githu Muigai seeking to have the Ruto case file for onward transmission to ICC.
Smedt said the case might contain information that is relevant to Ocampoâs investigations into the conduct of Ruto during the period of post-election violence.
"The OTP hereby request the assistance of the competent authorities of the Republic of Kenya to transmit the following documents," he added.
According to the ICC request, they want to be furnished with a copy of the full civil case file containing all documents filed in the case between Muteshi and Ruto concerning the disputed land in Uasin Gishu District.
Ocampo is also seeking copies of new or additional documents that would be added to the case file subsequent to the execution of this request.
Smedt promised that all information given to the prosecutorâs office would be dealt with confidentially.
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