Kenya writes to UN to suspend Ruto, Sang ICC cases
23 October 2015, 16:10
Nairobi - Kenya has written to the United Nations to ask them stop the ICC cases pending against Deputy President William Ruto and journalist Joshua Sang.
The letter dated Tuesday 20 October was drafted by Kenya's Permanent Representative to the UN.
It is the second letter of its type written over the matter and will raise the temperatures on the UN to postpone the ICC cases.
Kenya feels that it is unfair for Ruto to undergo the charges while still in office and wants them suspended.
" Kenya regrets to inform the council that the concerns of Kenya and
indeed of African union on this matter remain unresolved to date and the
case at the ICC continues to pose serious political and social
distraction within Kenya and by extension continues to undermine the
immediate and long term political stability of Kenya and threatens that
of the sub region of eastern Africa and the Horn of Africa,” the letter read in part.
Ruto and Sang are facing crimes against humanity charges at the ICC accrued over the 2008 Post Election Violence.
Kenya has also led appeals over the use of recanted evidence in the case, which have been used in Ruto's case, saying it is unfair and goes back on several agreements made over the controversial article 68.
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