Deputy President William Ruto departs for ICC for no-case-to-answer motion

Deputy President William Ruto

Kenya: Deputy President William Ruto Monday departed for The Hague to attend two crucial hearings at the International Criminal Court.

The plane carrying the DP and a group of MPs left Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at about 8.30 am.

The first ruling will be on the no-case-to-answer motion, which starts Monday and the second one will be the appeal against use of recanted evidence.

Ruto and his co-accused, former radio journalist Joshua arap Sang, are facing crimes against humanity charges following the 2007/08 post-election violence.

After the oral hearings, the Trial Chamber judges Chile Eboe-Osuji (Presiding Judge), Olga Herrera Carbuccia and Robert Fremr will be retiring to decide whether or not he has a case to answer.

Close to 50 MPs were at the airport and others are said to be headed for The Hague in the weeklong trip.

Among those at the airport was Leader of Majority in the National Assembly Aden Duale.