ICC Judge Withdraws from Uhuru Kenyatta's Case
One of the judges in the Uhuru Kenyatta’s trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) has requested to withdraw from the case. The ICC Presidency announced that following a request from Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji to withdraw from the case, the Trial Chamber will be re-constituted to replace Judge Eboe-Osuji with Judge Geoffrey Henderson, a native of Trinidada and Tobago.
“On 30 January 2014, the Presidency of the International Criminal Court (ICC) decided to reconstitute Trial Chamber V(b) in the case The Prosecutor v. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, following the request of Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji. As of 1 February 2014, Judge Geoffrey A. Henderson will replace Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji on the bench”, read the statement sent by the ICC Presidency to newsrooms.
No reason was given for Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji’s withdrawal from the case.
He will remain the presiding judge in the cases against William Ruto and Josua arap Sang.