According to ICC, witnesses expected to testify against Gicheru who is accused of of bribing witnesses in a trial of Deputy President William Ruto which collapsed four years ago will be expected to use Kiswahili and English Language.
According to Standard Publication, ICC revealed that Witness who will not be able to communicate using the two language might have a rough time as they are not going to provide any translator on the same.
Witnesses who speak local languages during the case which will be conducted via zoom platform will have a rough time as the registry at ICC have strictly directed they stick to Kenyan National languages, Kiswahili and English only.
“The parties have informed the Registry that the witnesses they presently intend to call will testify either in English or Swahili. The Registry will be in a position to provide interpretation in these languages, using in-house resources as well as freelancers,” submission submitted by Marc Dubuisson stated.
On witnesses protection, through the court registry, assured their families that they will be protected based on the level of risk reported before the registry.
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