Hot on the heels that excused President Uhuru to skip some sessions at ICC,focus is now directed on how the court will rule on an appeal by OTP to stop the co-accused deputy president from skipping some sessions as granted by the court on an earlier ruling.
The International Criminal Court will rule on Friday on
the appeal case whether to allow Deputy President
William Ruto to skip sessions during his trial.
The ICC trial chamber had on June 18 granted Mr
Ruto’s request to be excused from being physically
present at the continuously except during key
sessions.
However, the ICC Prosecutor appealed the decision,
and consequently the court asked Mr Ruto to be
present in all session pending the resolution on the
appeal.
According to statement by the ICC, the Friday ruling
by the Appeals Chamber judgment will be delivered
in open court and will be webstreamed live on the
court’s website.
Last week, the ICC excused President Uhuru Kenyatta
from continuously attending his trial proceedings,
except during opening and closing sessions and
when victims testify in person.
Both Mr Ruto and President Kenyatta face crimes
against humanity charges linked to the 2007-2008
post-election violence in Kenya.
Ruto’s trial has been ongoing since September 10,
while President Kenyatta’s trial is expected to begin
from November 12.

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