Deputy President William Ruto says he will continue to attend ICC trial

Deputy President William Ruto at The Hague.
By Felix Olick

The Hague, Netherlands: Deputy President William Ruto Tuesday said he will continue attending trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) until UN Security Council decides on AU summit deferral request.

Ruto however said that the deferral will not be necessary if he is excused from continous presence in court.

While addressing a press conference at The Hague, the deputy president said that the Government had formally applied to the United Nations security Council to defer case against him and President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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“We want the best possible chance to be able to deal with those allegations and to clear our names,” Ruto said at a press conference during lunch break at The Hague

Ruto accused the court of failure to to adequately investigate the cases.

 “It is becoming increasingly clear to us that the prosecution failed miserably in the discharge of their responsibility to investigate the cases and allegations against us and especially the Statute’s responsibility put on them to investigate both incriminating and exculpultory evidence,” said Ruto.

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