WATCH: Kenyan journalist cries following acquittal by ICC

2016-04-06 12:15
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GALLERY: Ruto, Sang celebrate ICC release

Deputy President William Ruto and journalist Joshua Sang have been set free by the International Criminal Court ICC. View photos of their celebrations.

Nairobi - Former Kenyan radio journalist, Joshua arap Sang cried after receiving news of his acquittal by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday.

Sang, who was accused of perpetrating the 2007/08 post-election violence, alongside Deputy President William Ruto, was set free by the court that declared the case proceedings a "mistrial due to a troubling incidence of witness interference and intolerable political meddling".

According to Citizen Digital, two out of the three judges ruled in favour of Ruto and Sang.

Speaking at the Weston Hotel in Nairobi, where he had joined friends and family to celebrate his freedom, Sang said: "The lies have gone, now I have my freedom. That is all that matters. Thank You God. Thank you Kenya. Thank you President Uhuru Kenyatta."

Sang, who has been unemployed for the past six years pending his trial, told Standard that he would continue with his former job, join politics, as well as venture into full-time farming.

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