Blow to RUTO as ICC judges extend his Hague sittings ….. Kenya may miss its Deputy President for LONGNews 03:19
Friday August 30,2013 - The International Criminal Court(ICC) judges have ordered that the case against Deputy President William Ruto be heard on a daily basis from September 10 to October 4 and then from October 14 until November 1.
The DP wanted a system whereby trials are conducted for two weeks on and two weeks off to help him discharge his responsibilities as Deputy President.
Ruto and radio journalist Joshua Sang are charged with crimes against humanity.
Making its decision, the trial chamber stressed the importance of advancing as much as possible in the case of Ruto and Sang before other cases affect the schedule.
They noted that there may be need to modify the sitting schedule in the present case once the trial in the Kenyatta case commences.
President Uhuru Kenyatta’s trial is scheduled to commence on November 12.
The Kenyan DAILY POST