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Deputy President William Ruto joined Kenyans in the Diaspora in celebrating Mashujaa Day in Brussels

Posted by African Press International on October 22, 2013

Deputy President Ruto of Kenya joined Kenyans in the diaspora in marking Mashujaa Day last Saturday 19th October. The event took place in Brussels.

In his address Ruto dismissed the ICC cases, saying it is fabrications engineered by local and international players for political reasons in furtherance of their ulterior – hidden motives.

The DP is quoted saying“Although it is my pleasure to be with you my fellow citizens, our President, my friend Joshua Sang and I are facing charges based on the most incredible fabrications in living history,” He continued to say, “It has become increasingly evident that these cases were not preferred on their forensic merit, but in pursuit of ulterior political motives by local and international forces,”.

The Appeal Court will on Friday October 25th, rule on whether the DP will be exempted from being in court all the time  as he has done so far since the trial against him started on the 10th of September.


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Deputy President William Ruto addressing the Press in Movenpick Hotel – The Hague, Netherlands on 15th Oct. 2013

Posted by African Press International on October 15, 2013

Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto held a press conference today in Movenpick Hotel, Hague where he emphasised that he and President Kenyatta needed to be given time to run the country and hopes the court understands their constitutional obligations.

Mr Ruto told the media that if the court accepts their request not to be present in court at all times during the trial, then they will not see any reason to pursue the request to the United Nations where they want a deferral – having the case suspended until they are out of office.

, The Kenyans meeting Deputy President William Ruto and Journalist Arap Sang at the ICC, the Hague on the 15th of October 2013 at the end of the day’s trial.

The day went on smoothly with the 3rd witness struggling to explain herself when taken to task by Ruto’s lawyer who started her cross-examination.



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Ruto and Sang case: Decision of the Chamber on adjournment, 27 September 2013

Posted by African Press International on September 28, 2013

Ruto and Sang case: Decision of the Chamber on adjournment, 27 September 2013

Situation: The Republic of Kenya

Case: The Prosecutor v. William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang

The adjournment of the trial is extended up to Tuesday, 1 October 2013, and the hearings in this case will resume on Wednesday, 2 October, with the continuation of the witness’s testimony, in the presence of the accused. This is to permit Mr Ruto to attend the inter-denominational service scheduled for Tuesday, 1 October.

Hearings will then continue on the week of 7-11 October 2013, contrary to what was initially scheduled (except for 9 October due to other hearings to take place in other ICC cases at the ICC’s premises).


Source ICC


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