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Suit papers on Waki envelope sent to International Criminal Court

By Wahome Thuku | June 16th 2015

Diplomatic channels will now be used to serve the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor with papers of a suit filed in Kenya seeking the disclosure of all the names in the famous Waki envelope.

Copies of the petition papers filed by two civil activists, were handed over to the Foreign Affairs ministry yesterday, for transmission to the Kenyan embassy in Netherlands then to the Office of the Prosecutor in The Hague.

The High Court allowed the two activists, Ugandan David Matsanga and Kenyan John Muiruri Kimani, to serve the papers.

Mr Matsanga and Mr Muiruri are seeking to access the names of persons implicated in the 2007-2008 post-election violence, by a commission of inquiry headed by Court of Appeal judge Philip Waki.

The names were contained in a sealed envelope handed to the former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan which was later given to the former ICC Prosecutor Moreno Ocampo.

The activists said they needed the names to argue their case before the Kenyan court.

Their lawyers wrote to the ministry last week seeking assistance.

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