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Court blocks debate on Uhuru, Ruto presidential bid

02 February 2012, 15:15

The Constitutional Court has issued orders stopping all public debate on whether deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and Eldoret North MP William Ruto can vie for presidency following confirmation of charges facing them at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Justice Isack Lenaola on Thursday issued the orders after three voters Mr Patrick Njuguna, Mr Augustino Netto, Mr Charles Omanga and two civil society organisations; Kenya Youth Parliament and Kenya Youth League moved to court seeking orders to bar the candidates from contesting for presidency.

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