ICC and an Update on Kenya situation

The decisions were notified in writing to the parties and participants in both cases. Thereafter, the Judges of Pre-Trial Chamber II appeared publicly in Courtroom I at 11:30 (The Hague time) for the sole purpose of informing the public about the outcome of their decisions. Neither the parties nor the participants were present in the Courtroom during this public appearance.

The Judges declined to confirm the charges against Mr Kosgey and Mr Ali. Pre-Trial Chamber II confirmed the charges against Mr Ruto, Mr Sang, Mr Muthaura and Mr Kenyatta and committed them to trial.

William Kipchirchir Samoei arap Ruto”

William Kipchirchir Samoei arap Ruto (born 21 December 1966 in Kamagut, Uasin Gishu) is a Kenyan politician who was Minister for Higher Education until 19 October 2010 after being suspended for corruption. He is also one of the two deputy party leaders of the Orange Democratic Movement. He had previously served in the Ministry of Agriculture since April 2008. Ruto was elected Director of Elections on 18 March 2002, when the National Development Party led by Raila Odinga merged with the Kenya African National Union (KANU).

He was Secretary General of KANU, the former ruling political party, and he has been MP for Eldoret North Constituency since the 1997 Kenyan election a seat he won after trouncing the former M.P. The Late Hon. Rueben Chesire. He became an Assistant Minister in the Office of the President and was appointed Minister in charge of Home Affairs in August 2002 but lost the post after the December 2002 election, in which Kenya African National Union lost to the National Rainbow Coalition coalition.

Ruto has been implicated in orchestrating the 2007/2008 post election violence in Kenya. On November 3, 2010, Ruto flew to the International Criminal Court at the Hague to discuss an evidence deal with the prosecutor. On 15 December 2010, Ruto was named in a summons by the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, in relation to his role in violence which followed from the 2007 electionsHe also previously served as the Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Constitutional Reform in the 9th Parliament.

Henry Kiprono Kosgey

Henry Kiprono Kosgey is a Kenyan politician and currently holds the following positions: Member of Parliament for Tinderet Constituency; Chairman of the Orange Democratic Movement in Kenya (ODM); Suspended Minister for Industrialization (following his decision to step aside on 4 January 2011 to face charges in court).

Henry Kiprono Kosgey was born on 14 July 1947 to Kipkosgey arap Moita and Martha Moek. Kosgey’s father was a member of the Nandi sub-tribe of the Kalenjin community and his mother was originally from the Keiyo sub-tribe. Kosgey was raised in Nandi, Rift Valley Province where the family first lived in village called Kipkabos before later moving and settling in another village also in Nandi called Lelwak.

Kosgey attended Lelwak Primary and later Kilibwoni Primary for his primary school education. For his “O” Level secondary education he attended Kapsabet Boys Secondary School. He then proceeded to Strathmore College in Nairobi for his “A” Levels before managing to secure a place at the University of Nairobi where he gradguated with a degree in Chemistry. He later won a scholarship to attend Ballarat University in Australia, where studied and obtained a postgraduate degree.

Joshua arap Sang

Joshua arap Sang, born in Kitale, Trans-Nzoia District, Kenya, is the current the head of operations at Kass FM in Nairobi, Kenya. On March 8, 2011, he was indicted by the International Criminal Court for four charges of crimes against humanity committed during the 2007–2008 Kenyan crisis. He is indicted to have committed these crimes against PNU supporters. An ICC Pre-Trial Chamber summoned him to appear before the court on April 7, 2011, together with William Ruto and Henry Kiprono Kosgey.

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