Eldoret-Based Activist Refutes Claims that he Procured ICC Witnesses

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[PHOTO FILE] Ken Wafula Director Centre for Human Rights and Democracy.

Uasin Gishu County: Eldoret-Based human rights activist Ken Wafula has dismissed claims that he was among those who allegedly procured witnesses to fix Deputy President William Ruto.

Ken Wafula, said the allegations by Ruto’s lead defence counsel Karim Khan on Monday that he was used to procure and coach witnesses to testify against Ruto and radio presenter Joshua Arap Sang were false.

“Witnesses protection is a common practise throughout the world as witnesses are protected by the state and other agencies and there is no way an individual can do this,” he said.

Adressing a press conference in Eldoret,Wafula however said as a human rights organisation working in the North Rift where post-election violence was deep-rooted, Center for Human Rights and Democracy protected victims of the skirmishes.

“We protected victims-cum-witnesses for a period of three months and gave them money for housing and subsistence.” Wafula also claimed Karim Khan was hitting back at him after he allegedly turned down his request to be a defence witness.

Wafula said Karim Khan was putting his life in danger .He further asked Khan to be objective and provide evidence or stop dragging his name into this matter.

Wafula said he would launch a complaint to the ICC registrar, asking for an opportunity to appear before the court to
clear his name.

uasingishupolitics@ovi.com

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