Ruto wants to miss ICC trip to attend Pope's visit
04 November 2015, 16:45
Nairobi - Deputy President William Ruto has asked that the International Criminal Court ICC status conference he must attend be postponed so he can be available for the visit of Pope Francis.
The DP through Lawyer Karim Khan asked that the Conference be moved to December as he must be in the country for the visit of the Pope.
The Pope will be in Kenya from 25-27 November.
The Status Conference will be held at the ICC November 24.
" The chamber should postpone the hearing to November 30, and December 1, 2015, or such later date in order to allow Ruto to be present in Kenya during the Papal visit and to hold the meetings and attend the events scheduled for that period," Khan said Wednesday.
The request will be considered next week.
The Pope will be making his first ever visit to Africa in Kenya.
Ruto is facing Crimes Against Humanity charges at the ICC together with his co-accused Joshua Sang.
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chamber should postpone the hearing to November 30, and December 1,
2015, or such later date in order to allow Ruto to be present in Kenya
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