Former Kenyan Minister for Industrialisation cleared of Crimes Against Humanity

23.01.12 | |

Steven Powles together with Matthew Ryder QC and Michelle Butler of Matrix Chambers were part of a team working with Kenyan lawyers representing former Kenyan minister for industrialization, Mr Henry Kosgey, who faced allegations of Crimes Against Humanity before the International Criminal Court in The Hague.


After hearing evidence and submissions from lawyers for the Prosecution and Mr Kosgey in September 2011, the ICC Pre-Trial Chamber today decided not the confirm the charges against Mr Kosgey.


In the course of its reasoning the Pre-Trial Chamber noted that the Prosecutor's evidence had failed to satisfy the evidentiary threshold required and that it was not persuaded by the evidence presented by the Prosecutor of Mr. Kosgey's alleged role within the organisation.


In the same decision, the charges against Mr Kosgey's two co-suspects, Mr Ruto (a Kenyan Presidential candidate and Minister for Higher Education) and Mr Sang (a radio broadcaster and media executive), were confirmed by the ICC Pre-Trial Chamber.

For further details of the story as reported by the Guardian please click here.To view the judgment in full please click here

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