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City Lawyer Raises Questions on Whether Uhuru & Ruto's Cash Bail was Refunded by ICC

The President of Kenya and his Deputy. 

Kenyans on the internet were given a reason to react after famous city lawyer Cliff Ombetta laid a question on the prospect of an impending debt to Kenyans by the ICC. The lawyer was reacting to earlier reports that the President and his Deputy had failed to collect their cash bail from the ICC in the Netherlands. 

The two had been cleared of all charges that had been placed on them at the International Court. The two had initially been charged with inciting violence against ordinary Kenyans in the events that led to the 2007 post-election violence which saw thousands of people lose their lives with scores left homeless. 

The violence had pitied President Kibaki’s supporters against those of the leader of opposition Mr. Raila Odinga. According to Raila, the election results had been tampered with, and that he was the rightful winner. 

It took the intervention of several international bodies for the two sides to solve their disputes. A Grand Coalition government was formed which saw Raila named the prime Minister and Kibaki the President. 

An inquiry by the International Justice Court charged Uhuru, Ruto, Kosgey, General Ali, Journalist Sang with several charges. None of the individuals was found guilty with the cases now as good as closed. 

According to Lawyer Ombeta, Kenyans should do an inquiry to find out if The ICC had refunded Uhuru and Ruto their cash bail which was paid by the state. By the time of trial, the two had been serving as the President and Deputy President respectively. These are some of the reactions by Kenyans.

any Kenyans were left wondering if they could indeed retrieve the money from the international Court since it was state money. Meanwhile, do you think the state should request a refund of the bail amount? Share with us your thoughts on the matter. 

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