By Wahome Thuku
The two parties agreed on release of pre-trial briefs, which will include reference to the witnesses to call. The prosecution will also explain to Uhuru’s defence how the evidence relates to charges against him.
The office of the prosecutor, however, said it had not made a similar agreement with Uhuru’s co-accused Francis Muthaura.
The other two suspects in the second case are Eldoret North MP William Ruto and radio presenter Joshua Sang.
The parties had been asked by the chamber to consult and agree on several issues regarding the summary of the prosecution evidence.
When they appeared before the Trial Chamber on Status Conference on June 12 they had been asked to report on the agreement in ten days.
The prosecutors said they had not discussed whether Uhuru’s defence would also be required to file a Pre-Trial Brief if they decide to call their witnesses. They had agreed that the issue should be addressed at the closure of the prosecution’s case.
The prosecution had also prepared an analysis chart of the material they would produce if so ordered by the Trial Chamber, which include facts of their case, sources and title of sources. The court will soon be announcing when the trial will commence, which would most likely to be after March next year.