Cord denies supporting deferral of ICC cases
30 October 2013, 08:15
Nairobi - Members of the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (Cord) have denied earlier media reports that they had agreed on the deferral of the cases facing President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto at The Hague.
President Kenyatta’s party, The National Alliance (TNA), had praised the move that was reported to have been agreed upon in a meeting that was led by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and former Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula on Tuesday in Nairobi, The Standard reports.
However, Cord refuted the reports saying their stand on International Criminal Court (ICC) has not changed and the process should continue, urging the Jubilee alliance to follow the Rome Statute in seeking deferral.
Trial for Ruto and former radio presenter is on-going at ICC and the sessions were extended to November 8 to make up for lost time, while President Kenyatta’s trial is set to begin on 12 November.
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