BY SAM ALFAN.
Director of Public Prosecution wants to be allowed to tender evidence of some of the remaining prosecution witnesses in the Anglo-leasing case by video conference.
In an application filed before Anti corruption court through state Counsel Eva Kanyuira, states that amongst the witnesses the prosecution intends to call and whose evidence is of importance in guiding and assisting the court to reach a decision in the case are Bradley Charles Birkenfeld, a citizen of the Unites States of America and Professor Jason Sharman, an Australian national and resident of the United Kingdom currently working at Cambridge University. Also expected to testify is Srinivisan Ramachandran , an Indian national , Currently residing in Switzerland.
They prosecution further states that the witnesses have been in communication with EACC and have confided that, owing to various reasons including but not limited to busy schedules and security concerns, they are unable to travel to Kenya and testify physically in court.
“It is apparent from the witness statement that, the evidence of the witnesses is essential to this case, “says Kanyuira.
She further says that that the prosecution will undertake to make such arrangements as are necessary during the tendering of evidence via video conference to ensure and safeguard the dignity of the court.
During the tendering of evidence by video link the court will not move from its current jurisdiction buy only witnesses will testify outside jurisdiction.
The three witnesses are expected to testify from Kenya High Commission in the United Kingdom between 24 and 26 July 2017.
Trial to proceed.