8 September 2013

Kenya: Uhuru - Ruto and I Cannot Be At the ICC Concurrently

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President Uhuru Kenyatta assures Kenya the ICC trial will not create power vacuum (file photo).

Kiambu — President Uhuru Kenyatta has now categorically told the International Criminal Court that he and his deputy William Ruto cannot be at The Hague at the same time. Kenyatta who spoke at a rally just hours before Ruto departs for the Netherlands in time for his trial which begins on Tuesday, said that Kenya is a sovereign nation that is governed by a Constitution.

"Kenya is a sovereign nation and has a constitution. While we are willing to cooperate with the ICC, we will not shirk our responsibility to Kenyans," he said. "When Ruto is at The Hague, I will be here, and when I am at The Hague, Ruto will be in Kenya." A tentative schedule released by the ICC on Thursday placed both Kenyatta and Ruto in The Hague simultaneously between November 12 and December 13.

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