Kenya

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

On trial for crimes against humanity

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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.