KENYAN DEPUTY PRESIDENT LEAVES FOR THE HAGUE FOR ICC HEARING

NAIROBI, Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto has left for the Netherlands to attend the hearing of his no-case-to-answer motion at the International Criminal Court at The Hague.

Close to 50 Members of Parliament were at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport here to see off the Deputy President Monday. The hearing, related to charges of crimes against humanity levelled against Ruto — related to the violence which followed Kenya’s general election on Dec 27, 2007 — kicked off Monday.

Ruto and his co-accused Joshua Arap Sang will be in The Hague for a week to attend to the hearing of a no-case-to-answer motion which was initially scheduled for November last year but pushed to January this year.

Ruto had asked the court to excuse him from attending oral hearings which coincided with the visit by Pope Francis to Kenya on Nov 24.

Source: KBC