The Deputy President's one-week break has been extended until Tuesday. The proceedings are scheduled to resume on Wednesday morning in the presence of both Ruto and his co-accused journalist Joshua Sang.
The one-day extension is to allow Ruto to attend an inter-denominational prayer meeting scheduled for Tuesday which the judges ruled is important for reconciliation and healing following the Westgate attack.
The judges said that Ruto must attend all his ICC trials until a case on whether he should be absent from some is concluded.
Ruto's one week break had been granted on Monday this week following the attack on the Westgate shopping centre by terrorists that left 61 civilians and six members of the security force dead. Over 170 people were also injured in the attack.
The ICC's appeals chamber had also earlier dismissed an application by the Deputy President to be excused from continuous presence at the trial.
His defence lawyer, Karim Khan argued that Ruto's break should be extended until October 14 due to the appeals chamber rejection of the application and to allow the Deputy President to assist President Kenyatta deal with the effects of the Westgate attack.
Khan further told the court that Ruto's presence is required at several high level meetings scheduled for this week including a National Security Council Meeting in which a final report on the terrorist attack and recommendations on how to prevent further attacks is to be submitted the President, Deputy President and cabinet secretaries.
Ruto is scheduled to attend an inter-faith national prayer service for the victims of the attack as well as consultative meetings with the President scheduled for Thursday.
Khan said the defence has not previously asked for an adjournment for other high level meetings including a UN Assembly conference in New York which President Kenyatta had declined to attend due to Ruto's absence. Khan said the defence had respected the court in such instances.
The Prosecution however opposed the application stating that although Ruto's defence has outlined his obligations next week they have failed to show whether the Deputy President has appointed other people to help deal with the crisis in his absence.
The Prosecution said the attending high level meetings is what is required of Deputy Presidents stating that the Ruto may ask for another adjournment beyond October 14 due to more meetings and emergencies.
It said that there is nothing to indicate that Ruto's presence in Kenya will stop another account saying that an extension of the one-week break will call cause greater psychological harm witnesses. The prosecution added that the immediate effects of the Westgate attack have been resolved.
Lawyer for Sang, Katwa Kigen said he does not oppose Ruto's request for an adjournement.
Orchlon Narantsetseg who was representing victims' lawyer Wilfred Nderitu during the status conference said he does not take a stand on the application out of respect for the victims of the attack. He did however say that although the legal processes should continue their should be a suspension until all those who died in the four day seige by terrorists are buried.
Narantsetseg further said that if any extension is granted to to the Deputy President it should be balanced with protection of the witnesses. He said that the adjournment should also not be extended beyond a week as this badly affect the psychological well being of the witnesses.