Earlier this week, the Trial Chamber in the Kenyatta case at that ICC told the Prosecutor to either bring new evidence or drop the charges. I predicted without to much doubt that the charges would indeed be dropped. Just this morning, the OTP promptly confirmed this in a press release and in a notice of withdrawal filed with the Trial Chamber.
As I said, this was the only possible outcome, given that the Prosecutor herself had acknowledged that, as things stood, there was not enough evidence to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. I will not repeat here what I think are the consequences of this turn of events for Kenyatta, the Court and the OTP. I just want to add three extra points. Continue reading