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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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Situation: The Republic of Kenya – Deputy President Hon Ruto and Journalist Sang case: Trial hearing (public sessions), 17 October 2013

Posted by African Press International on October 18, 2013

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

The trial in the case The Prosecutor v. William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang continued on Thursday, 17 October 2013, with the continuation of the testimony of the 4th Prosecution witness, with the pseudonym ‘P-0376’. The witness testified under the protective measures of facial pixilation and voice distortion; parts of the testimony was given in private session, in order to preserve the confidentiality of the identity of the witness.

The trial of William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang opened on 10 September 2013, in the presence of the accused. Mr Ruto and Mr Sang are accused of crimes against humanity (murder, deportation or forcible transfer of population and persecution) allegedly committed in Kenya in the context of the 2007-2008 post-election violence in Kenya. The trial is being heard by Trial Chamber V(a), which is composed of Judges Chile Eboe-Osuji (presiding), Olga Herrera Carbuccia and Robert Fremr.

 

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At the ICC doorsteps praying: Kenyans and Kenya Members of Parliament/Deputy President Ruto and Sang

Posted by African Press International on October 17, 2013

The Deputy President William Ruto and Journalist Arap Sang together with other Kenyans and Members of Parliament pray at the ICC after the day’s trial proceedings were adjourned to the next day.

Some of the members of parliament:

www.africanpress.me/ Kenya Members of Parliament From Left to Right: Hon. Benjamin Washiali, Hon. Mary Emaase Otucho, Hon. Eng. Vincent Musyoka Musau and Hon. Hassan Abdi Dukicha all at the ICC to give moral support to Deputy President Ruto and Journalist Sang during their ongoing trial. 17th, October 2013

http://www.africanpress.me/ Kenya Members of Parliament From Left to Right: Hon. Benjamin Washiali, Hon. Mary Emaase Otucho, Hon. Eng. Vincent Musyoka Musau and Hon. Hassan Abdi Dukicha all at the ICC to give moral support to Deputy President Ruto and Journalist Sang during their ongoing trial. 17th, October 2013

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Kenya case at the ICC: Matsanga lights fire on Jeff Koinange Live show

Posted by African Press International on October 12, 2013

Dr Matsanga speaks to Jeff Koinange
Part 1

Part 2
Journalist Walter Barasa on Jeff Koinange

Part 3
Betty Murungi speaks with Jeff Koinange on #JKL

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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).

 

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Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto Addresses the Nation after the terrorist attack in Nairobi

Posted by African Press International on September 23, 2013

He told the Kenyan people to be calm and that the country will defeat the evil that has befallen the good patriotic Kenyans.

He spoke to the Kenyan people immediately after his arrival from the Hague.

The court allowed him one week in order to get back to Kenya and assist the President in sorting out the problem affecting the country.

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ICC Ruto and Sang case: Hearing on the adjournment of the trial, 23 September 2013

Posted by African Press International on September 23, 2013

The adjournment was due to the request by the defence in order to allow the accused Deputy President to travel back to Kenya and assist President Uhuru Kenyatta in dealing with the crisis brought about by Al Shabaab terrorists now holding hostages inside Westgate Mall in Nairobi for the third day.

Reports coming out frm the government confirm 62 deaths and 175 injured.

Here below is the ruling by the court;

Situation: The Republic of Kenya

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

Today, 23 September 2013, Trial Chamber V (a) of the International Criminal Court consisting of judge Chile Eboe – Osuji (presiding judge), Judge Olga Herrera Carbuccia and Judge Robert Fremr held a hearing on the request made by the Defence of Mr Ruto to adjourn the trial and excuse the accused from his presence at trial for a limited period of time.

In light of the circumstances in Kenya and the views heard during the hearing, the Chamber excused Mr Ruto from the proceedings. For the moment the excusal is permitted for one week only, subject to any further requests that Defence counsel may make if need be to extend it.

Trial Chamber V (a) has also decided to temporarily adjourn hearings in the Ruto and Sang trial, not continuing to hear the testimony of 536 in the absence of Mr Ruto.

The Defence for Mr Ruto filed a request to the Appeals Chamber for reconsideration of its decision on suspensive effect regarding the Prosecutor’s appeal of the decision excusing Mr Ruto from continuous presence at trial.

The trial is adjourned pending either the Appeals Chamber’s decision on the Defence’s urgent request or the expiration of the one-week excusal period, whichever comes earlier.

On 18 June 2013, Trial Chamber V(a) had issued a decision excusing Mr Ruto from being continuously physically present at trial, except for specified hearings. However the Prosecutor appealed this decision and the Appeals Chamber gave the Prosecutor’s request suspensive effect until a final decision on this appeal is made. Mr Ruto was requested to be present during all trial hearings pending the final determination on the Prosecutor’s appeal.

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Ruto and Sang ICC Trial: Day 1 Part 1 of 3 (10 Sep 2013)

Posted by African Press International on September 17, 2013

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International Criminal Court and the Prosecution saga: No witnesses, no case against William Ruto, Joshua Sang and Uhuru Kenyatta

Posted by African Press International on September 13, 2013

The Kenya case by ICC prosecutor against Mr Ruto and Mr sang will soon collapse if the prosecution does not change tact and be serious with whatever evidence they have.

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At the International Criminal Court: Kenyan leaders present to give Ruto and Sang Moral support

Posted by African Press International on September 12, 2013

Kenyan leaders were present in the Hague when the ICC case commenced against the Deputy President William Ruto and Mr Joshua Arap Sang on the 10th of September. The case has however been adjourned to the 17th of september because the prosecution failed to have their first witnesses ready for the court.

Kenya Case at the ICC – Honourable MP Aden Duale Speaks

Kenyan leaders at the ICC to give moral support to the accused persons

Kenyan leaders at the ICC to give moral support to the accused persons

Lawyer for Mr William Ruto, Mr Karim Khan addressing the Press

The Hague: Kenya member of Parliament addressing the media

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ICC Kenya Case trial starts: Opening Statements on the 10th and 11th of September 2013

Posted by African Press International on September 12, 2013

The Judge speaks: – The Plea taking by the accused persons

Prosecutor Part 1

Prosecutor Part 2

Karim Khan For Mr. William Ruto – Part 1

Karim Khan For Mr. William Ruto – Part 2

Nderitu: Legal representative For the Victims:

Katwa Kigen For Mr. Joshua Arap Sang – :Part 1


Katwa Kigen For Mr. Joshua Arap Sang – Part 2

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ICC: Kenya case adjourned due to failure to produce prosecution witnesses

Posted by African Press International on September 11, 2013

Deputy President William Ruto‘s and Joshua Sang‘s case adjourned today due to lack of witnesses. The court was not happy but took the decision because there was no other way.

This sends a message that the prosecution has witnesses that they do not rely on. This may soon give the defence ammunition to puncture the prosecution’s case. Hon Ruto was expected to travel back to Kenya and will avail himself next Tuesday the 17 September to the court.

 

Related story:

ICC: Kenyans may soon see the colapse of Ruto and Sang’s case – Prosecution faced with disaster for lack of witnesses this week

 

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ICC: Kenyans may soon see the colapse of Ruto and Sang’s case – Prosecution faced with disaster for lack of witnesses this week

Posted by African Press International on September 10, 2013

DRAMA AT THE ICC, as the  case against Deputy President of Kenya William Ruto and Joshua Sang: Fatou Bensouda seeks adjournment for a week due to lack of witnesses:

Today the 10th of September, the case against Deputy President William Ruto opened in the Hague.

Failure by prosecution witnesses lined up for this week to turn up forces the chest-thumbing prosecutor to request the court for one week adjournment.

After opening statements by the prosecution, the Victim’s lawyer and the Defence, the prosecutor asked the court for adjournment until next Tuesday the 17th September because she lacks witnesses. Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told the court that she was not able to proceed due to lack of witnesses for now. She told the court that she hopes by next Tuesday she will be able to get some witnesses.

This is very surprising and a shock to many observers who say the prosecution is playing a loosing game. How can they not have even one witness to start with and they have known all along that the case was to start today?.

The Defence lawyer for Ruto, Mr Karim Khan hammered the prosecution accusing the office of laxity during the investigation, saying they only relied on NGOs and their manufactured reports instead of doing their own investigation..

Kenyans who gave a warm sent off to Ruto yesterday Monday at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi when he flew to the Hague where he was expected to stay for 3 weeks will be shocked to see him back home after only two nights in the Hague.

The prosecution had better accept that the case is very weak, collapsing and do the honourable thing – to withdraw the charges against the Kenyans.

Tomorrow Wednesday, the case will resume at 09.30 am European Time and will adjourn at 14.00, until Tuesday next week, to give time to the prosecutor to look for witnesses.

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ICC Kenya cases: ASK THE COURT

Posted by African Press International on September 4, 2013

The Kenya Cases still on.

Situation: The Republic of Kenya

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

 

In this edition of “Ask the Court”: Fadi El Abdallah, Spokesperson of the International Criminal Court (ICC), answers questions concerning the situation in Kenya, cooperation, proceedings and witnesses in the Kenya cases.

 

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Journey from the ‘Ocampo Six’ to ‘Bensouda Three’: ICC Kenya case set to begin on the 10th September 2013:

Posted by African Press International on September 4, 2013

The case starts on September 10th, this year against Mr Ruto and Mr Sang. This will be forllowed by Mr Kenyatta’s case in November starting on the 12th.

Many say the journey from Ocampo six to Bensouda three has been hard and bumpy. Some witnesses have chosen to withdraw leaving the prosecution in problems of looking for new witnesses as replacement. When Muthaura’s case was being considered, it turned out that the strongest witness against him had decided to withdraw leaving the prosecution no choice but to withdraw the case.

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