42 witnesses, 400 hours for Ruto's case
13 August 2013, 08:19
Nairobi - When Deputy President William Ruto's case starts at the International Criminal Court in The Hague next month, there will be forty two witnesses lined up to testify against him.
Initially there had been 46 witnesses meant to testify and Fatou Bensouda, the ICC prosecutor, had planned to use 413 hours to build her case against Ruto and former radio journalist Joshua arap Sang, although four withdrew from testifying whilst the court finds the hours requested by the prosecution too “excessive”, Daily Nation reports.
Ruto and Sang face crimes against humanity charges over the 2007-2008 post-election violence where some 1,133 people were killed and more than 500,000 were displaced after the presidential election results were disputed.
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