Ruto forced to travel to the Hague next week
04 January 2016, 15:17
Nairobi - DP William Ruto's ICC case will continue next week after a month long hiatus.
Ruto and journalist Joshua Sang will be forced to head to the Hague January 14, where their presence will be a must according to ICC rules.
The court will hear oral submissions from the defence,
prosecution and victims’ lawyer in the matter where the two are seeking a motion of no-case-to-answer.
They state that there is no case to answer and that the prosecution be forced to drop its case for lack of evidence.
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The initial hearing was moved from November 24 and 25 last year
after Ruto argued that he could not make it since Pope Francis had started a three day visit to the country of which he was to attend as the second senior-most government official.
Ruto will be expected to be in court January 14 and 15.
Ruto's and Sang's teams argue that there has so far been no evidence linking them directly to the 2008 Post Election Violence which they have been accused of propagating.
President Uhuru Kenyatta had his plea of no case to answer accepted, with Ruto and Sang hoping for the same fate.
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