Ex-Kenyan minister defends himself
Nairobi - A lawyer for a former Kenyan Cabinet minister says his client has proven his innocence after giving his account of the events of Kenya's 2007-08 post-election violence to the International Criminal Court.
The government-funded Kenya National Commission on Human Rights alleged in a report that William Ruto was involved in the violence that left over 1 000 people dead after a disputed presidential election in December 2007.
Katwa Kigen on Monday said his client, Ruto, spent more than 30 hours in question-and-answer sessions with officials from the ICC in The Hague, Netherlands. He said that Ruto presented a statement to the ICC that demonstrated his innocence.
The ICC is expected to indict several Kenyan leaders in the coming weeks.