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Journalist Sang optimistic he will be acquitted today

By Luke Anami | April 5th 2016
Journalist Joshua Sang' during an interview with the Standard Newspaper at his home in Langata,Nairobi on 4/4/2016. (PHOTO: FIDELIS KABUNYI/ STANDARD)

Journalist Joshua arap Sang is optimistic that he and Deputy President William Ruto will be acquitted by the International Criminal Court today.

Mr Sang, however, said whichever way the verdict goes, he is ready to face it.

"Tomorrow (today) is the day we will know whether we have a case to answer or not. I have no case to answer. I, therefore, expect them (ICC) to acquit us," said Sang yesterday.

He said his defence has had 29 witnesses and "they were able to demonstrate we did not take part in what happened".

But should the verdict be against him, then he will have no option but go ahead with it till the end.

"In an event they rule against us, this court is a process, and a process has a beginning and an end. So if we have a case to answer, we will proceed with it," he said.

Sang and Ruto's defence teams filed a "no case to answer" last year in October in the case where they are charged with crimes against humanity.

The ICC judges are to rule on the application today.

Sang, who resigned from his radio job in 2012, says it has been six years of difficulties, especially for his young family.

"Any time my children watch me on TV they turn to ask me whether I am going away again. It has been difficult to explain to them what exactly has been going on for six years now," Sang, who had to change the school for his young daughter, said.

"I had to change their school after some students told them I was going to be hanged," he said.

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