ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has finally disclosed the identities of two crucial witnesses to deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta.
Bensouda disclosed the names of witnesses number 11 and 12 to Uhuru on Wednesday last week and accused the deputy PM of trying to discredit them before the trials. She also disclosed the identity of a third witness called "witness 4".
The prosecutor said the witness identities were disclosed after their security status was improved. The pretrial chamber had authorised the prosecution to with hold their identities over security concerns.
Uhuru had moved to the trial chamber seeking to know the identities of the two and whether they would in fact be deployed against him at the April 2013 trial.
"The Prosecution disclosed the identities of Witness 11 and 12 to the Defence on 1 August 2012, following the finalization of the witness security measures that enabled this information to be disclosed safely," Bensouda told the judges a day after disclosing the identities of the two to Uhuru.