NEWS: BIG BLOW to UHURU KENYATTA as BENSOUDA strongly opposes his ICC case being postponed

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday suffered a major blow, after the International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, opposed the postponement of his case to January 2014.
In a special session with the Pre Trial V Judges on Monday, Bensouda told the chamber to reject the application saying if allowed it would impede justice and the interests of victims and witnesses.

Bensouda, who is a Gambian national, also said Uhuru’s application does not give satisfactory reasoning to warrant the adjournment of the trial for such a lengthy period.

However, Bensouda says in the event that the court is convinced to warrant Uhuru’s application, then the court should consider starting the trial after the summer recess.

She said the ICC court must consider balancing the interests of victims and witnesses, even as they ensure Uhuru is subjected to a fair trial.

President Uhuru’s trial is slated for July 9.