ICC trial of Kenya's Ruto postponed to September

  • The International Criminal Court (ICC) announced on Monday that Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto’s trial for crimes against humanity has been postponed until September 10.

    It added that parts of the trial should be held in Kenya or Tanzania.

    The news comes after judges at the ICC accepted a request by Ruto's legal team for more time to prepare his defence.

    Ruto as well as President Uhuru Kenyatta face charges at the ICC in connection with the bloodshed that followed the disputed 2007 polls.

    Kenyatta was sworn in as Kenya's new president in April following his narrow victory at the polls the previous month against Raila Odinga.

    His trial is scheduled to begin next month. Kenyatta denies the allegations.

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