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Ocampo’s fresh bid for tough terms fails

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A judge Thursday refused Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo’s request to order that suspects declare their wealth.

The declaration was among a raft of tougher bail conditions, including being asked to pay some money, that Mr Moreno-Ocampo wanted imposed on Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, Public Service boss Francis Muthaura and Postmaster-General Hussein Ali.  

The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor believes that the three, because of their positions, might interfere with witnesses and affect investigations.ICC Pre-Trial Chamber 1 presiding judge Ekaterina Trendafilova said that some of the conditions had already been rejected by the chamber when it made a decision to summon the suspects.

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