Agence France-PresseJanuary 31, 2014 14:49
A Kenyan ex-journalist accused of witness intimidation by the International Criminal Court (ICC) has lost his bid to defy an arrest warrant issued for him, a judge ruled Friday.
The Hague-based ICC last year issued a warrant for the arrest of Walter Barasa for allegedly trying to bribe witnesses to drop their testimony in the crimes against humanity trial of Deputy President William Ruto.
But Barasa, who denies all allegations, challenged the issuing of the warrant in a Kenyan court.
The ICC warrant must first pass before a Kenyan judge before it is acted upon.