Eight ICC witness admits lying to prosecutors

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The eighth witness in the trial of lawyer Paul Gicheru has admitted to having lied to the International Criminal Court investigators.

The witness admitted that he lied about the involvement of Deputy President William Ruto in the violence that occurred in the Rift Valley after the 2007 General Election.

He then apologized to the court for making up the statements.

Court heard that the witness had told investigators that he had seen Ruto with a gun and that the DP even demonstrated how to shoot people. Gicheru’s lawyer read transcripts of the witness where he claimed that there was a meeting at Ruto’s residence.

Witness said at the end of the meeting, the DP called in some youthful leaders into a room and because he was very close to person number 56, he was also taken to the room too and he saw many cartons full of guns.

“Do you remember saying that to the investigators?’ asked defense Counsel. “Yes, I said that in the first meeting but it was not true,” he replied.

The case proceeds today.

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