ICC Witness Blames Ruto for Delayed Ceasefire


The 9th witness currently on the stand at the International Criminal Court (ICC) has told the trial chamber that William Samoei Ruto was in a position to influence stoppage of violence during the 2008 post election violence.

The witness told the court today that the clashes would not have continued if the Deputy President had intervened in good time.

The witness is on the box testifying against Deputy President William Ruto and former journalist Joshua arap Sang.

He told the judges that Ruto was respected by the Kalenjin Community and his instructions were followed.

According to the witness, the community’s respect for the Deputy President was the reason there was ceasefire- when the deputy called for peace on Citizen TV in January 2008.

The hearing continues.

By Diana Kariuki

ICC Witness Blames Ruto for Delayed Ceasefire

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