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Court suspends warrant of arrest order against Walter Barasa

By Musa Kurian | May 29th 2014

NAIROBI, KENYA: Court of Appeal has given conservatory orders restraining the government from arresting Journalist Walter Barasa over alleged interference with ICC cases.

Principal Judge Richard Muongo had ruled that Barasa should not be arrested as per the request of ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda.

“Barasa’s case in court is that he is innocent and the ICC Prosecutor should prove with evidence that he indeed interfered with witnesses before he is extradited to ICC,” he said.

Barasa is accused of bribing witnesses in the trial of against Deputy President William Ruto which is ongoing at the Hague based court. President Uhuru Kenyatta, his deputy Ruto and former presenter Joshua Arap Sang are facing crimes against humanity charges following violence that rocked the country after the disputed 2007/08 election.

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