Trial of Kenyan Deputy President To Open at the Hague

Will begin September 10


The International Criminal Court has rejected a request from Kenya's deputy president to begin his trial in Africa.

The ICC said Monday that the trial of Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto will commence September 10 at the ICC's headquarters in The Hague.

Ruto and co-accused Joshua Arap Sang are facing charges of crimes against humanity, for allegedly helping to organize deadly ethnic violence that followed Kenya's 2007 presidential election.