Over 100 MPs apply to accompany Ruto to the Hague
12 November 2015, 18:59
Nairobi - Over 100 MPs have applied to travel to the Hague starting next week to attend the Assemblies of State Parties ASP meeting at the International Criminal Court ICC which Deputy President William Ruto will attend.
On enquiry at the Dutch Embassy in Nairobi, News24 has been informed that at the moment close to 120 MPs have already applied for Visas to go to the Hague.
Ruto will attend the ASP meeting as is part of his agreement with the Court where he is allowed to miss some sessions in his ongoing Crimes Against Humanity trial at the ICC.
The ASP will be held between 18 and 26 November.
" I will travel with the DP as I have always done," Majority Leader in the National Assembly Aden Duale told News24 on phone Thursday.
Last time Ruto travelled to the Hague, over 100 MPs also attended the meeting.
Ruto is seeking to have his case at the ICC removed for lack of evidence whilst several other issues such as the move to allow the use of recanted evidence will also be discussed.
On the other hand, Ruto through counsel Karim Khan has also applied for the ASP to be postponed to allow Ruto attend the visit of Pope Francis to the country.
The Pope arrives in the country 25 November.
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