ICC excuses Uhuru from most of his trial
18 October 2013, 21:16
The Hague - Judges at the International Criminal Court say President Uhuru Kenyatta can
stay at home to carry out his duties as head of state for large parts of
his crimes against humanity trial.
Kenyatta is due to go on
trial in The Hague from November 12 on charges of orchestrating deadly
violence in the aftermath of his country's 2007 elections. He insists he
A majority of the judges hearing the case said
Friday that Uhuru has to be present for opening and closing
statements, hearings where victims "present their views and concerns in
person," the verdict, and "any other attendance ordered by the chamber."
He has pledged to cooperate with the court, but privately members of his
government have said they don't believe he will report to The Hague.