ARTICLES RELATING TO WILLIAM RUTO

Kenya govt not serious on Islamist threat – Odinga

2014-07-16 12:12

Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga has accused the government of failing to safeguard national security in the face of a wave of Islamist attacks.

Kenya opposition demands troops quit Somalia

2014-07-07 21:18

Kenya's opposition leaders have demanded the country withdraw troops from Somalia after a spate of bloody attacks by militants.

Kenyan security chiefs under fire

2014-06-17 14:34

Kenya’s security chiefs are under mounting pressure to resign after Islamist militants carried out another brazen attack.

ICC sets new trial date for Kenyan leader

2014-04-01 13:02

The ICC has set a new date for the opening of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s trial, saying the 7 October start would give the Kenyan government more time to provide evidence in the case.

Kenyatta case has 'collapsed', defence tells ICC

2014-02-05 14:43

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s defence team says his crimes against humanity case before the ICC “has collapsed” as judges consider dropping the high-profile trial.

Kenyan loses bid to defy ICC arrest

2014-01-31 13:33

A Kenyan ex-journalist accused of witness intimidation by the ICC has lost his bid to defy an arrest warrant issued for him, a judge says.

ICC: Not enough evidence for Kenyatta trial

2013-12-20 10:26

ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has admitted she no longer has enough evidence to try Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta for crimes against humanity, calling for a delay after witnesses pulled out.

Kenya refuses to give up Kenyatta records

2013-12-03 07:18

The ICC's chief prosecutor has accused Kenya of failing to hand over records which she said were "relevant to critical issues" in President Uhuru Kenyatta's crimes against humanity trial.

ICC to allow video hearings in gesture to Kenya

2013-11-28 14:48

International Criminal Court member states have agreed to let defendants ask to appear by video-conference in a concession to a Kenyan campaign against the trial of their leaders.

ICC trials may threaten regional security – Kenya

2013-11-22 07:36

Kenya has argued that putting its top two leaders on trial before the International Criminal Court would compromise security in the often volatile east African region.

Democracy under threat - Kenyan press

2013-11-21 07:41

Kenya’s vibrant media and outspoken activists are up in arms over two recent parliamentary bills they say will curb hard-won freedoms, muzzle government critics and undermine democracy.

UN Security Council 'has failed Africa'

2013-11-18 08:49

An African bid to postpone the ICC trials of Kenya’s president and his deputy has failed at the United Nations, and Kenya has called it a humiliation for Africa.

ICC: 20 victims leave case against Ruto

2013-11-15 08:59

A group of 20 victims of post-election violence that rocked Kenya almost six years ago have withdrawn from the Hague-based case against Vice President William Ruto, the ICC says.

Kenya to repatriate Somali refugees

2013-11-11 12:26

Somali refugees in Kenya must only return home voluntarily, the UN says, after signing a deal easing fears of possible forced returns of over half a million refugees.

ICC says Kenya's VP Ruto must attend trial

2013-10-25 10:42

The ICC has overturned a decision excusing Kenya’s deputy president from attending his trial on charges of orchestrating deadly violence after his country’s 2007 election.

ICC 'uncertain on action if Uhuru skips trial'

2013-10-17 12:17

The ICC is not clear what action would be taken if Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta decides not to attend his trial set to begin on 12 December in The Hague, a report says.

I'll co-operate with ICC, says Kenya's Ruto

2013-10-15 15:09

Deputy Kenyan President William Ruto says he would continue to co-operate with the ICC despite a call from African leaders for the prosecution of President Uhuru Kenyatta to be halted.

Dlamini-Zuma asks UN about Kenya ICC deferral

2013-10-09 07:49

AU chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has asked the UN how they might react if she asked to defer the ICC trials of Kenya's leaders so they can deal with the aftermath of the Nairobi mall attack, diplomats say.

Africa to debate ICC role amid growing opposition

2013-10-04 12:32

African leaders will debate the continent's "relationship" with the International Criminal Court at a special summit on October 11, officials said Friday, amid growing opposition to the tribunal.

ICC charges Kenyan with bribing witnesses in Ruto case

2013-10-02 12:57

The ICC says it has issued an arrest warrant for a Kenyan citizen charged with trying to bribe witnesses to withdraw testimony in a case against Kenya Deputy President William Ruto.

Branded an ICC witness, Kenya woman fears for life

2013-09-19 12:00

A Kenyan woman says she fears for her life after her photo was circulated on social media claiming she was the first witness to testify against Kenya's deputy president during his trial at the ICC.

Kenya ICC trial witness 'outed' online

2013-09-18 20:29

A woman who appeared as a protected witness in the international trial of Kenyan Vice President William Ruto has been named by local media and bloggers.

ICC calls first witness in Kenya case

2013-09-17 14:20

The prosecution in the crimes against humanity case against Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto has called its first witness at the ICC in The Hague.

Kenyan VP Ruto's trial opens at ICC

2013-09-10 11:13

Kenya Vice President William Ruto has gone on trial for crimes against humanity at the ICC, the most senior official ever judged by the under-fire tribunal.

Kenyan vice-president leaves for ICC trial

2013-09-09 10:32

Kenyan Vice-President William Ruto has left Nairobi to fly to The Hague, a day before the start of his crimes against humanity trial at the ICC.

 

Vote violence: Kenya 'failing to deliver justice'

2014-07-15 11:57

Amnesty International has condemned what it says is the Kenyan government’s continued failure to properly investigate and deliver justice to victims of the 2007-2008 post election violence.

Tensions mount in Kenya after coast massacres

2014-06-18 15:02

Political tensions and anger over worsening insecurity have mounted in Kenya in the wake of twin massacres on the coast, claimed by Somalia’s Islamist Shabaab.

Kenya govt under attack over rights record

2014-04-23 14:34

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s first year in office has been marked by a string of "worrisome cases" of rights infringements and by rampant impunity, rights groups say.

Kenya sued over 2007 election sex violence

2014-03-26 07:33

A group of survivors of sexual violence committed after Kenya's violence-hit 2007 elections has taken the government to court over its alleged failure to protect them.

AU urges united stand against ICC trials

2014-02-01 19:58

The African Union has urged its members to "speak with one voice" against criminal proceedings at the International Criminal Court against sitting presidents.

Kenya VP excused from parts of ICC trial

2014-01-16 07:35

Kenyan Vice President William Ruto is not required to be present for his entire trial for crimes against humanity, the International Criminal Court has ruled.

Killings dampen Kenya independence celebrations

2013-12-09 12:29

Ethnic killings in Kenya which saw many, including women and children being cut with machetes have dampened the country’s 50th independence celebrations.

Nairobi grapples with pre-Christmas crime wave

2013-11-29 14:24

A pre-Christmas crime wave carried out by thieves, who are increasingly prepared to use lethal violence, has started in Nairobi.

Kenyan president must attend trial - ICC

2013-11-27 07:32

The ICC has reversed a ruling that allowed Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta to attend only parts of his trial, saying the African leader "as a general rule must be present" in court.

Kenya to demand change to ICC rules

2013-11-21 13:29

Kenya will demand change at the ICC to try to ensure its president doesn’t face charges of crimes against humanity in the aftermath of an election in 2007 where 1 200 were killed.

AU decision on ICC pending - Ebrahim

2013-11-20 20:53

Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim says the outcome of the International Criminal Court annual meeting, the Assembly of State Parties, will determine Africa's future relationship with the court.

Kenya trials: Africa launches big challenge to ICC

2013-11-15 11:14

African nations are set to launch one of the biggest challenges yet to the ICC by forcing a UN Security Council vote on suspending the trial of Kenya’s president.

UN to vote on delay of Kenya ICC trials

2013-11-13 09:57

The UN Security Council is set to vote on an African call for the International Criminal Court trial of Kenyan leaders to be suspended for a year, diplomats say.

Ruto not merely a passive observer – ICC

2013-10-25 12:00

The ICC says Kenya Vice President William Ruto must attend his trial at The Hague and can only be excused under "exceptional circumstances".

African leaders ask UN to defer Kenya ICC trials

2013-10-23 07:33

The AU and Kenya have asked the UN Security Council to defer the trials of Kenya’s leaders at the ICC for one year so they can deal with the aftermath of the Nairobi mall attack.

Kenya ICC trials: Botswana now backs Kenyatta

2013-10-17 10:05

In a stunning U-turn, Botswana has said there are legitimate reasons to have the International Criminal Court suspend Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyata’s trial scheduled for November 12.

AU runs critical eye over ICC

2013-10-11 14:05

The ICC has become a "political instrument", Ethiopia's foreign minister says, opening a meeting at which Africa will review its ties with the Hague-based war crimes tribunal.

Kenyan activists backing ICC under attack - HRW

2013-10-04 22:38

Activists viewed as supporting international crimes against humanity trials of Kenya’s leaders are facing growing attacks, Human Rights Watch says.

Kenyan denies ICC witness intimidation accusation

2013-10-02 14:40

A Kenyan ex-journalist accused of witness intimidation by the International Criminal Court has denied any wrongdoing.

ICC excuses Ruto to deal with Kenya mall attack

2013-09-23 12:00

The International Criminal Court has excused Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto from his crimes against humanity trial for a week so he can deal with the Nairobi militant attack.

ICC warns journos after Kenya witness 'outed'

2013-09-19 07:48

The ICC has issued a stark warning that revealing the identity of a protected witness is a crime, after Kenyan media named a witness in Vice President William Ruto’s trial.

Will Uhuru Kenyatta attend UN meet?

2013-09-18 14:12

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, who is facing trial for alleged crimes against humanity, is scheduled to attend the UN General Assembly next week but has yet to confirm he will do so.

Kenyan VP 'orchestrated ethnic killings', ICC told

2013-09-11 07:48

Kenyan Vice President William Ruto orchestrated a campaign of ethnic killings "to satisfy his thirst for power" after disputed 2007 elections, prosecutors say.

Trial of Kenya's VP to begin at the ICC

2013-09-10 09:15

Proceedings against Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto are set to open at the ICC in The Hague, in the first trial of crimes against humanity involving a sitting leader of government.

Kenya: ICC trials may reopen wounds

2013-09-09 09:03

The approaching trials of Kenya's president and his deputy in The Hague are worrying the upland communities that were rent apart by a post-election bloodbath more than five years ago.

 
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