Hague Judges Excuse Kenyan Deputy President From Trial to Deal With Nairobi Mall Attack

On trial for crimes against humanity


In an unprecedented decision, judges at the International Criminal Court excused Kenya's deputy president from his crimes against humanity trial for a week Monday so he could return home to help deal with the mall hostage crisis.

At a hastily arranged hearing, Presiding Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji said William Ruto could leave on a morning flight to Kenya. The hearing was quickly halted and Ruto was ushered from the courtroom to be rushed to the airport.