Kenya-Stockholm Pix Launched Officially With 500 Photos Already Uploaded
Over the years, I have taken hundreds of photos at various Kenya-Stockholm functions. The purpose was to give the photos exposure at KSB as part of “Photo Reports” to complement regular storos at KSB. Unfortunately, not all photos have always made it to publication because of time and space.
Consequently, the inability to publish many photos at KSB has sometimes prompted those photographed to request for copies via email or other means. Because of the huge volume of photos, I have been unable to meet every request for photos because sorting out the photos then mailing them to individuals has not worked effectively.
To address the problem, KSB has set up a “Photo Blog” where individuals interested can easily browse through the photos and download those of interest. Today, KSB is pleased to announce that the Photo Blog (called KSB Pix) is being launched officially under a new design with 500 photos already uploaded. To access the site, click on the photo or follow THIS LINK.
The blog will be updated regularly until all photos I have taken over time become available online. It is the best way of giving them back to their owners. In case you have an issue with any photo, please, let me know.
Statement : 19/12/2013
Statement of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, following an application seeking an adjournment of the provisional trial date
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Today, I filed an application with the Judges requesting an adjournment of the provisional trial date in the case of the Prosecutor v. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta (ICC-01/09-02/11). My decision is based solely on the specific facts of this case devoid of extraneous considerations. As Prosecutor, I have consistently stated my actions and decisions are at all times strictly guided by the evidence in accordance with the Rome Statute legal framework. This recent decision is no different. It is my professional duty to react, and to take the necessary decisions when the state of the evidence changes, as it has in this case.
In the last two months, one of the Prosecution’s key witnesses in the case against Mr. Kenyatta has indicated that he is no longer willing to testify. More recently, on 4 December 2013, a key second witness in the case confessed to giving false evidence regarding a critical event in the Prosecution’s case. This witness has now been withdrawn from the Prosecution witness list. Having carefully considered my evidence and the impact of the two withdrawals, I have come to the conclusion that currently the case against Mr. Kenyatta does not satisfy the high evidentiary standards required at trial. I therefore need time to complete efforts to obtain additional evidence, and to consider whether such evidence will enable my Office to fully meet the evidentiary threshold required at trial.
Our pursuit of justice for the victims of the 2007-2008 post-election violence in Kenya has faced many challenges. Notwithstanding, my commitment and that of my staff to the pursuit of justice without fear or favour has remained firm. It is precisely because of our dedication and sense of responsibility to the victims that I have asked the Judges presiding over the case for more time to undertake all remaining steps possible to strengthen the case to ensure justice for the victims.
To the people of Kenya, my decision to apply for an adjournment today was not taken lightly and I have explained fully to the Judges the reasons for my exceptional decision. I have and will continue to do all that I can to realise justice for the victims of the 2007-2008 post-election violence.