Nairobi - A Kenyan woman says she fears for her life after
her photo was circulated on social media and on blogs claiming she was the
first witness — whose identity was hidden— to testify against Kenya's deputy
president during his trial at the International Criminal Court.
Rahab Muthoni says she reported her fears to police late on Wednesday.
The attempt to reveal the identity of the first witness
prompted the presiding judge in the ICC trial of William Ruto to issue a stern
warning on Wednesday against witness intimidation and revealing the names of
protected witnesses testifying in the case.
Ruto, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and broadcaster Joshua
Sang face crimes against humanity charges for allegedly orchestrating the
postelection violence in 2007-08 that killed more than 1 000 people.