ICC directs President Uhuru Kenyatta to appear in person at status conference

NAIROBI, KENYA: ICC has directed President Uhuru Kenyatta to be present in person at the status conference on 8 October 2014.

The decision rules out President Uhuru's request through his lawyers to attend the conference by means of video-link pursuant to Rule 134 b.

Last week, the President lawyers filed the application on the grounds that as chairman of East African Community Heads of State, Uhuru was scheduled to attend the Northern Corridor Infrastructure Summit in Kampala on that day.
And on Thursday, he was scheduled to attend Uganda’s Independence celebrations.

ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda however observed that no clear reasons for attendance by video link had been given, other than Uhuru’s status and the distance he would have to travel.

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