Jan 23, 2012


Muthaura Statement On ICC Ruling
The Head of Civil Service and Secretary to the Cabinet Francis Muthaura has termed the ICC ruling Monday as a disappointment and said he intends to appeal against the decision. In a statement issued accompanied by his Lawyer Karim Khan, Muthaura reiterated that he was innocent of the charges leveled against him at the ICC.
Muthaura said in the statement that he is still innocent until proved guilty by the court. He expressed optimism that justice will eventually prevail and clear him of the charges. Muthaura congratulated the two suspects Henry Kosgey and Major General Mohamed Hussein Ali whose charges were not confirmed and wished all the best, the other three suspects whose cases have been confirmed. Speaking before Muthaura made his statement, the lawyer Karim Khan maintained that nothing had changed in the ruling. He added that his client was still innocent and wondered why the case was confirmed yet they had proved their case during confirmation hearing. Khan noted that the ICC cases had polarized the country along political and ethnic lines. Equating the ruling to half time in football, the lawyer said no one should start celebrating yet but wait until the last minute when justice is delivered.