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Branded an ICC witness, Kenya woman fears for life

September 19, 2013
Associated Press

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan woman says she fears for her life after her photo was circulated on social media and on blogs claiming she was the first witness — whose identity was hidden— to testify against Kenya's deputy president during his trial at the International Criminal Court.

Rahab Muthoni says she reported her fears to police late Wednesday.

The attempt to reveal the identity of the first witness prompted the presiding judge in the ICC trial of William Ruto to issue a stern warning Wednesday against witness intimidation and revealing the names of protected witnesses testifying in the case.

Ruto, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and broadcaster Joshua Sang face crimes against humanity charges for allegedly orchestrating the postelection violence in 2007-08 that killed more than 1,000 people.

 
 

 

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