Watch ICC Live: Ruto, Kosgey and Sang Cases

April 7, 2011

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Kenya situation: Practical information on the 7 April 2011 initial appearance of William Samoei Ruto, Henry Kiprono Kosgey and Joshua Arap Sang
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Situation: Republic of Kenya
Case: The Prosecutor v. William Samoei Ruto, Henry Kiprono Kosgey and Joshua Arap Sang

On Thursday, 7 April 2011, at 09:30 (The Hague local time), the initial appearance hearing of William Samoei Ruto, Henry Kiprono Kosgey and Joshua Arap Sang is scheduled to take place before Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Courtroom I. The hearing is being held in order to verify the identity of the suspects and to ensure that they have been informed of the crimes which they are alleged to have committed as well as of their rights under the Rome Statute, founding treaty of the ICC.

The hearing will be held in open session unless ordered otherwise.

Please note that the practical information regarding the separate initial appearance hearing in the case against Francis Kirimi Muthaura, Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and Mohammed Hussein Ali, scheduled on 8 April, 2011, will be announced separatelyI. To view the hearing from outside of the Court.

I. To view the hearing from outside of the Court

Live web streaming of the hearing will be available, with no delay, on the ICC website, through the following links:

Courtroom 1:

English: CLICK HERE

French: http://livestream.xs4all.nl/icc2.asx

Hearing summaries: An audio (floor channel only) and video summary of the hearing will be available the same day.

AV programmes: The radio and television programme “In the Courtroom” (in English) for downloading and on the ICC YouTube channel will be available the following day.

II. To attend the hearing at the Court

All visitors and media representatives planning to attend the hearing are kindly asked to:

•Request a seat in the Public Gallery or confirm attendance in the Media Centre by sending an email to PublicAffairs.Unit@icc-cpi.int;
•Arrive no later than 09:15 (The Hague local time);
•Use the public entrance located at Regulusweg; and
•Present a valid identification card (press pass, for the media).

III. Practical information for the media

Please note:

•Filming, photography and recording will not be allowed inside the Court building. Any recordings of interviews must take place outside of the Court.
•The ICC will provide live feed to the Media Centre and SNG trucks. Courtroom photographs will be provided in a press release later in the day.
•There are no lunch facilities in the Court’s Public Gallery or Media Centre. Vending machines with light refreshments are available near the lockers in the Public Gallery.

Media Centre

For this hearing, the Court’s Media Centre will open at 08:00 and will close at 19:00.

The area can seat up to 64 people and includes plasma TV screens; a Wi-Fi Internet service; cards (plug + play) for those without Wi-Fi capability in their PC or laptop; 6 computers with Internet access; and 7 telephones that may be used free of charge for internal calls. For external calls, journalists are advised to use their mobiles or purchase 0800 pre-paid phone cards beforehand. Such cards are available at newsagents and train stations, but not at the ICC. Mobile phones cannot be used in the public gallery.

Satellite broadcast
Hearing will be broadcast live through Eurovision, free of rights and free of charge in Europe (W3A), Asia, North and South America and Africa (AB3 C band). Information on frequencies and updates will be available here next week.

Recording facilities

The Court will provide feed from Courtroom I to the hot-desk area of the Media Centre. The tables in the Media Centre contain plugs for the video and audio feed from the courtroom (4:3, PAL): BNC video output and XLR audio output (using 220 watt voltage and plugs standard for The Netherlands). You can record from three possible audio channels: 1 – floor, 2 – English and 3 – French. Each table contains an audio plug. If you need to record on two channels, please use another plug at another table for the second channel. The ICC does not have spare cables available for the crews.

Feed for the SNG trucks

SNG trucks can record the signal from Courtroom I from the distribution box placed in the media parking facilities. Please note that there is no power supply available at the car park and that it is therefore necessary to have a generator.

Parking facilities

Media representatives can use the parking facilities located at the intersection of Regulusweg and Wegastraat.

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34 Comments on “Watch ICC Live: Ruto, Kosgey and Sang Cases”

  1. luka Says:

    Ruto has been hunbled by the strict ICC proceedings. The Hague sio ya mama yao. Ruto tried theatrics talking about his innocance and not having been told what he is alleged to have committed. He was told there will be ample time for that to be presented.

    Am waiting to see whether he will come back to Kenya and continue insulting Raila and Ocampo. ICC is the best court to deal with these arrogant politicians. Strange that they talk of patriotism and all that nonsense, yet they refused a local court mechanism in the beginning. Where’s their confidence in our lawyers when they hire white judges as leading counsels in their defence?

  2. mwari Says:

    The international criminal court has warned the Kenyan suspects it deems to have borne the greatest responsibility over the post poll chaos to refrain from making utterances that could induce a repeat of the violence, failing which they risk having the court replace the summonses to appear with warrants of arrest. The warning was issued during the initial appearance of three of the six suspects, Eldoret north mp William Ruto, Tinderet mp Henry Kosgey and radio journalist Joshua Arap sang before the court.

  3. mwari Says:

    William Ruto talks to Citizen TV reporter Hussein Muhammed after leaving court.

    ICC Proceedings: Pre-Trial Pt2

  4. Yusuf Khan Says:

    Gema Brainwashed escorting Uhuru at JomoKenyatta Airport their Newly appointed& annoited King>

  5. Buffy Says:

    Kenya Situation: Practical information on the 8 April 2011 initial appearance of Francis Kirimi Muthaura, Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and Mohammed Hussein Ali
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    Situation: Republic of Kenya
    Case: The Prosecutor v. Francis Kirimi Muthaura, Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and Mohammed Hussein Ali

    On Friday, 8 April 2011, at 14:30 (The Hague local time), the initial appearance hearing of Francis Kirimi Muthaura, Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and Mohammed Hussein Ali is scheduled to take place before Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Courtroom I. The hearing is being held in order to verify the identity of the suspects and to ensure that they have been informed of the crimes which they are alleged to have committed as well as of their rights under the Rome Statute, founding treaty of the ICC.

    For further information and updates on this case, click here.

    The hearing will be held in open session unless ordered otherwise.

    I. To view the hearing from outside of the Court
    Live web streaming of the hearing will be available, with no delay, on the ICC website, through the following links:

    Courtroom 1:

    •English: http://livestream.xs4all.nl/icc5.asx

    •French: http://livestream.xs4all.nl/icc2.asx

    Hearing summaries: An audio (floor channel only) and video summary of the hearing will be available the same day.

    AV programmes: The radio and television programme “In the Courtroom” (in English) for downloading and on the ICC YouTube channel will be available the following day.

    II. To attend the hearing at the Court
    All visitors and media representatives planning to attend the hearing are kindly asked to:

    •Request a seat in the Public Gallery or confirm attendance in the Media Centre by sending an email to PublicAffairs.Unit@icc-cpi.int;
    •Arrive no later than 14:15 (The Hague local time);
    •Use the public entrance located at Regulusweg; and
    •Present a valid identification card (press pass, for the media).

    III. Practical information for the media
    Please note:

    Filming, photography and recording will not be allowed inside the Court building. Any recordings of interviews must take place outside of the Court.

    The ICC will provide live feed to the Media Centre and SNG trucks. Courtroom photographs will be provided in a press release later in the day.

    There are no vending machines or lunch facilities in the Court’s Public Gallery or Media Centre. Vending machines with light refreshments are available near the lockers in the Public Gallery.

    Media Centre

    For this hearing, the Court’s Media Centre will open at 08:00 and will close at 19:00.

    The area can seat up to 64 people and includes plasma TV screens; a Wi-Fi Internet service; cards (plug + play) for those without Wi-Fi capability in their PC or laptop; 6 computers with Internet access; and 7 telephones that may be used free of charge for internal calls. For external calls, journalists are advised to use their mobiles or purchase 0800 pre-paid phone cards beforehand. Such cards are available at newsagents and train stations, but not at the ICC. Mobile phones cannot be used in the public gallery.

    Satellite broadcast
    Hearing will be broadcast live through Eurovision, free of rights and free of charge in Europe (W3A), Asia, North and South America and Africa (AB3 C band). Information on frequencies and updates will be available here next week.

    Recording facilities

    The Court will provide feed from Courtroom I to the hot-desk area of the Media Centre. The tables in the Media Centre contain plugs for the video and audio feed from the courtroom (4:3, PAL): BNC video output and XLR audio output (using 220 watt voltage and plugs standard for The Netherlands). You can record from three possible audio channels: 1 – floor, 2 – English and 3 – French. Each table contains an audio plug. If you need to record on two channels, please use another plug at another table for the second channel. The ICC does not have spare cables available for the crews.

    Feed for the SNG trucks

    SNG trucks can record the signal from Courtroom I from the distribution box placed in the media parking facilities. Please note that there is no power supply available at the car park and that it is therefore necessary to have a generator.

    Parking facilities

    Media representatives can use the parking facilities located at the intersection of Regulusweg and Wegastraat.

    ——————————————————————————–

    For information related to audio-visual matters, please contact Violeta Willemsen-Curcic, AV Producer, at + 31 70 515 8422 or at violeta.willemsencurcic@icc-cpi.int.

    For further information, please contact Fadi El Abdallah, Associate Legal Outreach Officer, by telephone at: +31 (0)70 515-9152 or by e-mail at: fadi.el-abdallah@icc-cpi.int.

    You can also follow the Court’s activities on YouTube and Twitter.

  6. loota Says:

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    Ruto, Kosgey & Sang case: Initial appearance, 7 April 2011
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    On 7 April 2011, Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) set the date of the beginning of the confirmation of charges hearing in the case of The Prosecutor v. William Samoei Ruto, Henry Kiprono Kosgey and Joshua Arap Sang for 1 September 2011.

    This decision was announced at the initial appearance of William Samoei Ruto, Henry Kiprono Kosgey and Joshua Arap Sang before the ICC. During this hearing, in the presence of the Prosecutor and the suspects, assisted by their Defence teams, Pre-Trial Chamber II verified the identity of the suspects and ensured that they were clearly informed of the crimes which they are alleged to have committed and of their rights under the Rome Statute of the ICC.

    A confirmation of charges hearing is held to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to establish substantial grounds to believe that each suspect committed each of the crimes being charged. If the charges are confirmed, the Pre-Trial Chamber commits the person to trial before a Trial Chamber, which will conduct the subsequent phase of the proceedings: the trial.

    This video was produced in 2011 by the Public Information and Documentation Section of the ICC, for non-profit and educational purposes. The ICC encourages its use, reproduction and distribution for the same purposes. Sale or commercial use is strictly prohibited.

    More information: http://www.icc-cpi.int

    http://www.youtube.com/user/IntlCriminalCourt#p/u

  7. Wetu Says:

    Who cares … so long as Raila is not the President come 2013 .. we really do not care … and yes Uhuru is our president .. we do not care …

  8. miranda Says:

    Hague experience by Miguna Miguna

    BY MIGUNA MIGUNA

    I was at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport check-in counter for the Kenya Airways flight 0116 to The Hague at exactly 6:30 am on April 5th, 2011. This was in fulfilment of my solemn undertaking to readers two weeks ago that I would escort the Ocampo Six on their sojourn with pomp and ceremony.

    Before boarding the 8 am flight, I looked around but couldn’t see any of my “privileged” companions. However, upon entering the business class cabin, I saw Gen (Rtd) Hussein Ali hunched over some papers. I tried to make eye contact, but the General seemed preoccupied with more important matters. So, I made my way to my right front window seat. The General sat one row behind me to the extreme left. For thirty minutes after taking my seat, I kept glancing over to see if the General would spare me a fleeting greeting.

    When I failed to get his attention, I gathered enough courage and went over his seat, extended my warm hand and said: “Good morning Commissioner! I’m here.” “I am also here;” he responded icily. “Well, I just wanted to say ‘good luck’,” I said as he smiled drily. I lingered on briefly, thinking that he would say something but he retreated back to what looked like some legal briefs. I made my way back to my seat. The General kept his long and forlorn face glued onto his papers. I couldn’t blame him for worrying over what might await him at The Hague. After all, he was facing the worst crimes anybody could be charged with.

    After we had been in the air for three hours, the General moved to the first seat in the front left row. The business cabin was only one third full. He continued either reading or looking outside through the window. At some point, he dozed off and I suddenly noticed the entry into the cabin of a young well built Somali looking man. He walked past me and lingered on before taking a seat between the General and me. But he only sat for less than five minutes before returning to his seat at the back. Only then did I realise that the General was travelling with bodyguards.

    The plane took off exactly at 8:15 a.m. And for the next eight hours between Nairobi and Amsterdam, the General either pored or peered on his papers or into the clouds through the window. On arrival at the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, I realised that the General didn’t intend to alight with the other passengers. He sat there glumly as others rushed to leave.

    Immediately outside the plane, there were more than 15 heavily armed police and immigration officers. They were scrutinising all passengers’ travel documents. I found that unnerving and quite unusual. I have previously travelled through the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for years on end but this was the only time I have seen such demonstration of “coercive force”.

    We went through the screening uneventfully walked to the immigration checkout counter. After another thorough screening, most disembarking passengers went to the baggage retrieval carousels. We picked our luggage and started leaving. There, I met two Kenyan lawyers who are working – behind the scenes on the ICC cases – for Uhuru Kenyatta. They were met outside by a white lady who immediately checked their “credentials” and whisked them away.

    Outside, I met three Citizen TV journalists staking out General Hussein Ali. They had been at the airport for at least two hours. I stayed around with them for another hour but there were no signs of the General. It appeared that the General had been picked up from the plane by Kenya’s diplomatic representatives at The Hague. That’s the only way he could have avoided going through normal immigration and customs procedures. Needless to say, I got a ride from the Citizen TV reporters to The Hague. They were disappointed not to have had the usual clip of the General.

    My first night at The Hague was quiet but chilly. The next day, I was woken up by calls from Kenya, which I couldn’t answer. The roaming charges are outrageous. I texted informing them to either text me or use the hotel landline number. At 9 am on Wednesday April 6th, I went for breakfast and met a bunch of Kenyan journalists covering the historic cases. Most had barely slept. They seemed to have spent most of last night zooming between Amsterdam and The Hague. Apparently, William Ruto, Henry Kosgey, Joshua Sang, the AG Amos Wako, the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko and many other Ocampo Six coteries arrived in different flights last night and early that morning.

    Unlike the music, wailings and ululations at the JKIA; the scenes at Amsterdam were eerily silent. Those who had been running around the country issuing threats and chest-thumping are now shells of themselves. They are drawn, cold and shaken.

    I understand Ruto arrived crest-fallen. Fear was written all over his face. The “hero” has suddenly realised the enormity of that cases facing him and how inconsequential his bravado is to the ICC process. Their lawyers that arrived earlier have been running around breathlessly here, not knowing what to do, particularly after the unanimous ruling by the Pre-Trial Chamber II. That ruling was merely a warning that the judges shall not entertain churlish comedy at the highest and most respected criminal court in the world. If Uhuru Kenyatta, William Ruto and Francis Muthaura thought that they could intimidate the Court – that ruling – denied them a chance to turn their first appearances into political theatre. Now they should know that their cases shall go on – their presidential ambitions notwithstanding.

    Credible accounts confirm that more than 120 people – including Moses Kuria and numerous from State House, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and State Law Office – have traveled to The Hague as members of the “state delegation”, their travel and related costs and expenses irregularly paid for by the public and facilitated by the Kenyan High Commission at The Hague.

    It is unfortunate that public officers like the AG and Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions who are supposed to prosecute criminals on behalf of the people are now acting at the behest of those accused of committing crimes against humanity. Who will protect the victims of those crimes? Who will prosecute the Ocampo Six now that the AG and Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions have become the Ocampo Six’s Advocates?

    Although I am a senior government employee; I wasn’t met by our embassy officials nor facilitated by them in any way whatsoever. Whereas Joshua arap Sang, Moses Kuria, and other PNU/KKK busy bodies were being chaperoned around in limousines at the public expense; I have been travelling by train and tram. The Ocampo Six and their “official” escorts have been booked in expensive five star hotels. I’m not complaining.

    However, it needs pointing out that what we are seeing is but a glimpse of the looting spree and mismanagement of public resources by the PNU/KKK faction within government. What exactly are they trying to prove to the ICC by bringing 120 rowdy youth to the Court? Is that a demonstration of how powerful and influential the Ocampo Three (Uhuru, Muthaura and Ruto) are?

    The public must demand full accounting of the money being spent on six people accused of the worst crimes in the world whereas nothing significant has been spent on the real victims of the PEV.

    Miguna is the PM’s advisor on Coalition Affairs. The views expressed here are his own.

  9. Walter W Othiambo Says:

    Lois Moreno Ocampo new Contract (he got new job)http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/04/13/ivory.coast.atrocities/index.html

  10. Muhuri Nehure Says:

    Ruto & Uhuru needs this>Kick them in their Huge venomous mouth>Like this!

    http://www.metro.co.uk/news/860721-new-era-for-ivory-coast-as-leader-laurent-gbagbo-spirited-away

  11. kakimu Says:

    Powerbreakfast Interview Part 1:

    Powerbreakfast Interview Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7jYL33QJIw&feature=player_embedded

    Powerbreakfast Interview Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7jYL33QJIw&feature=player_embedded

    Powerbreakfast Interview Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KAjYxE8sEA&feature=player_embedded

  12. Hague Damu Says:

    PNU best think-tank Vs ODM think tank iE:
    Mr Kagwan ja & Miguna Miguna>

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  16. I Love Ocampo Says:

    Here is the list of Eco-Criminals in Kenya !

    City Hall reveals names on rate defaulters list

    Published on 14/04/2011
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    The reality of the tightening noose on land rate defaulters hit home after City Council of Nairobi Town Clerk Philip Kisia published a list of the culprits. This was the most daring move yet in recovering over Sh14.8 billion owed in unpaid levies.

    At the same time, City Hall has requested all property buyers to inquire about any arrears due on properties they intend to buy before carrying out ownership transfers. Kisia said there have been several cases of new property owners finding themselves owing lots of monies to the council by not doing due diligence.

    Among those owing City Hall millions of shillings in rate arrears is former Kenya Airports Authority Managing Director George Muhoho, the embattled Truth Justice and Reconciliation Committee (TJRC) Chairman Bethwel Kiplagat, former minister Kipng’eno arap Ngeny and Member of Parliament, Alfred Sambu.

    The list also includes Orie Rogo Manduli, Kenya Breweries, Kenya Postal and Telecommunications Corporation, Standard Chartered Bank, Braeburn Ltd, and Loyd Masika — who have arrears totaling over a million each.

    City Hall now requires all the affected — 112 individuals and companies — to pay up or have their properties auctioned.

    “Notice is hereby given that the due process that will lead to the auction of the listed properties situated within the jurisdiction of the City Council has now been commenced, on account of rate arrears payable to City Council,” said a statement Kisia signed.

    “That upon the completion of due legal procedure, any property affected herein or any other, as maybe applicable, shall be disposed of in compliance with the Rating Act Cap 267.”

    Also included in the list are Capital Markets Authority Chief Executive Officer Stella Kilonzo, who owes city hall just over half a million shillings, Garsen Member of Parliament Danson Mungatana, who owes the council Sh647, 000, former State House Comptroller Matere Keriri owing Sh860, 000, and former minister Joseph Munyao who owes the council just short of a million shillings.

    Drastic measure

    City Hall says it has taken the drastic measure after constant reminders to those affected proved fruitless.

    City Hall says it has spent over Sh2.7 million on demand letters to the defaulters, insisting that they pay up within a fortnight, before finally moving to court to have the individuals and the companies forced to pay up the arrears.

    Land rates are annual levies paid to local authorities by property owners on leasehold, and are used by the authorities in developing basic utilities and services, such as sewerage and roads construction as well as garbage collection services for the common good of all the inhabitants.

  17. I Love Ocampo Says:

    Mark as SpamReport as AbuseBarmasai FelixThe purpose of the 40+ MPs in Hague was suspect. each could have been detailed to carry part of the loot. the suspects and their families also traveled first class, and the hand luggage limits is about 40kg for first class. So, a family of 4 people will each carry 20kg and 100kg can be shipped easily. Uhuru should not talk about customs and laws. Has he forgotten that Artur Margaryan went through JKIA, gun in hand and without customs checking their bags? ahah, so if he is disputing $10 million, what has he to say about 500,000 hectares of land grabbed by his father?
    ehe….today, croatian generals where jailed for 18 years for deaths of 380 people..so, wewe utaenda 40? pole sana
    2 · Like · Reply · 11 hours ago

  18. longo Says:

    Kikuyu IDPs are still suffering in a Kikuyu led government that also stole their land during Jomo Kenyatta’s time when current Kikuyu Kibaki was the Finance Minister. Look at rain tearing them, women walking from Nakuru to Nairobi on foot to protest. Meanwhile, Ruto a Kalenjin suspected to have led Kikuyu slaughter, maiming and raping in 2008, is now eating with Uhuru the son of Jomo the thief, designing how to lead Kenya for the next 20 years in a Kikuyu-Kalenjin government.

    Ruto the thief owns massive land stolen through his various positions in government over the years. Today, the Kikuyu elite are blind to the suffering of the IDPs as long as Ruto blocks the Luo prime minister ODinga, from being president in 2012. This is how terrible this group of Kikuyu and Kalenjin elite are manipulating the poor masses to retain wealth and power. Wakenya amukeni.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/kenyacitizentv#p/c/9E48408AE9145817/0/KYjPK5ZrZvM

  19. Macho Kali Ya Kenya Says:

    Kibaki Village Voters>From Othaya>

  20. Gombali Mwilu Says:

    ICC: A message to Judge Hans-Peter Kaul
    Dear Judge Kaul:

    In your dissenting opinion of the Kenya case, on March 15, 2011, you stated:

    “…it is the responsibility of the Republic of Kenya to initiate, without delay, genuine criminal proceedings to bring the main culprits, masterminds and perpetrators of the crimes committed during the 2007/2008 violence to justice.”

    You also stated:

    “I am also painfully aware that there are currently many citizens in the Republic of Kenya who hope for and support the intervention of the [ICC] Court in this country because they do not have the confidence in their criminal justice system.”

    Judge Kaul, look at what happens when we rely on the Kenyan criminal justice system:

    http://www.nation.co.ke/News/politics/R … index.html

    Judge Kaul, Transparency International summarizes your opinion well and why Kenyans should not support it. Please see:

    http://www.transparency.org/news_room/l … judge_kaul

  21. Gombali Mwilu Says:

    A Rich & Corrupt Kikuyu never goes to Prison >They Always bribe the System & goes scot-free>http://www.nairobistar.com/local/rift-valley/21208-gilgil-hills-academy-boss-acquited-

  22. Defence Lawyer Says:

    Former Mungiki boss tells off Uhuru and Ruto

    Former Mungiki boss tells off Uhuru and Ruto .
    Monday, 18 April 2011 00:03 BY WAMBUGU KANYI . APOLITICAL: Former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga arrives at Ruring’u stadium in Nyeri town.
    .
    FORMER Mungiki strongman Maina Njenga has told Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto to stop turning prayer meetings into political rallies. He said: “I want to tell my brothers to stop mixing prayers with politics. Let us focus strictly on prayers only. I’m the one who started these meetings. These prayers are very good for our youths, and the country in general,” he said at prayer meeting at Ruring’u Stadium in Nyeri on Saturday.

    Though he did not name the politicians, Njenga was making reference to Deputy Prime Minister Kenyatta and MP Ruto who last Monday held a prayer at Uhuru Park which turned into a rally to denounce and make all manner of unsubstantiated allegations against Prime Minister Raila Odinga. He said he pioneered public prayer sessions and told politicians to preach peace and reconciliation.

    Njenga was escorted to the stadium by 300 former Mungiki members who have abandoned snuff and rituals synonymous with the brutal sect. The 300 handed some of the snuff to evangelist Dr David Owuor who conducted the prayers.

    The Saturday trip was Njenga’s first since leaving King’ong’o prison on October 23, 2009 “I remember the last time I was here I was in G.K. King’ong’o Prison. I have returned here as a free man. It is now time to turn our youths from their evil deeds and to turn to God. We want to transform this country spiritually,” he said.

    Njenga admitted he had, for close to two decades, been the leader of over five million youths. He said he was ready transform their conduct and make them law abiding citizens.

    Last September, Njenga held a similar meeting in Tetu district before heading to Ol Kalou in Nyandarua County. Njenga said over 6,000 youths have so far joined his Amazing International Ministry Church.

    Owour urged the church to embrace the youths who have repented and left their criminal ways for the sake of peace of this country. He said prayers are the only answer for this country. The 30,000 worshipers attended the session and were drawn from as far as Malindi and Kisumu.

  23. Defence Lawyer Says:

    The govt should autholize people to hunt games EG Monkeys Giraffes/Gnus & Zebras for starving Kenya Masses>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irNINRpghKg&feature=player_embedded

  24. Lele Msanifu Says:

  25. katie Says:

    Kenya situation – Ask the Court (2nd edition)

    “Ask the Court” answers the most frequently asked questions raised by the Kenyan population on the Court’s mandate and its work. The TV and radio series has been designed to foster interaction between the Court and the national population, in particular with those most affected by the post-election violence. It explains judicial developments as they unfold, clarifies the next steps in the Court’s procedures, and enhances transparency and understanding of ICC proceedings.

    This edition will answer the most frequently asked questions related to the judicial process that follows the initial appearance hearings, which took place on 7 and 8 April. In addition, the programme will also address the procedural rights of the victims participating in the two cases and explain the application process and the requirements that must be fulfilled to exercise these rights.

  26. Human Rights Lawyer Says:

    Makadara MP Gidion Mbuvi aka Sonko is at it again. He walked to Jimmlizer Club in Buru Buru on Wednesday night at about 2 am accompanied by six burly bodyguards and ordered drinks. Sonko then moved to a table where a young lady was seated alone. The two had a short conversation and Sonko flashed his business card and extended it to the lady. Unimpressed, the young woman threw down the card to the dismay and embarrassment of the Mheshimiwa. His bodyguards, angry at the young woman’s affront, manhandled her to teach her a lesson — to the disgust of the club management and other patrons who intervened. The burly bodyguards refused to pay for their drinks!

    ===

    More on Sonko’s bodyguards. Three weeks ago one of them was arrested when he tried to force his way into the registration of births office at Sheria House. The bodyguard and Sonko had arrived at Sheria House at 5.15 pm, which is past closing hours. The bodyguard was denied access by the security resulting in the scuffle. Even before Sonko was sworn in as MP last year, some of his bodyguards roughed up a well known radio DJ claiming he had blocked Sonko’s car.

    ===

    A High Court judge whom lawyers and litigants were so much afraid of has become so easy going and amenable that the change in attitude has become fodder for gossip in the corridors of justice. Several lawyers and litigants were overheard speculating the change of attitude is probably because the judge will soon be leaving the bench and wants to cause minimal ripples as he prepares for his departure.

  27. Keen Obsever Says:

    Kenyans Must Stop WAKO>The traitor is changing the draft before reaching Parliament (he is taking Orders from the Ruling-class to retain the Status Quo!
    >http://www.nation.co.ke/News/politics/Nyachae+protests+change+in+key+Bills+/-/1064/1145934/-/9u4672z/-/index.html

  28. Keen Obsever Says:

    Mr Onyango Oloo who led the group of professionals to the meeting with the Finance Minister, said Luo Nyanza was open to all leaders who want to tour, contrary to public perception that it is a preserve of leaders from the ODM Party of Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

  29. Balala Bure Kabisa(Unatuaibisha) Says:

    The judge set a date for them of September 1 to hear arguments as to whether they should go to trial.

    Judge Ekaterina Trendafilova quashed their attempts to plead their cases Thursday.

    When asked whether he understood the allegations, Ruto said he did, but that “the allegations sound like they came from a movie.”

    Trendafilova warned the suspects that they should refrain from political activities relating to the case.

  30. KKababie ka Mamy Says:

    Watch the Video Of RV Butcher The Kenta mass Murderer William Ruto>

    http://www.ktnkenya.tv/new/?page_id=1&id=2000040165

  31. Chemaner Says:

    After reading Miguna’s comments, i would like to urge him not to assume that Ruto and Uhuru are gulet. I am resident in Uasi ngishu and what went on behind the scene as they collect the evidence for Ocampo was a well calculated desire to fix the Two.

    We did not witness anything being peddled around as indicated by the information released by the ICC court as Ocampo’s evidence ( read the daily papers on 3/08/2011). Let us lean to be honest and God will appreciate it

    I am sure god willing the truth will come out and the two suspects will be freed. God is for all of us. When the two politicians will present their evidence at the court and be freed, please please!! Mr Miguna be equally ready to ask for forgivenessbefore the eyes of Kenyans and God. May god forgive you.

  32. Ocampo Damu Hague Says:

    These Murderers has a case to Answer>ICC offers Sang monthly legal aid of up to Sh3.6m

    Updated 1 hr(s) 32 min(s) ago
    By Evelyn Kwamboka and Vincent Bartoo

    The International Criminal Court (ICC) has granted legal aid to Kass FM presenter Joshua arap Sang as the September 1 confirmation of charges hearings draws closer.

    It is believed ICC could spend up to Sh3.6 million monthly for the case involving the journalist.

    He is the only one among the Ocampo Six who qualified for financial support, as it emerged that the rest, including his co-accused Eldoret North MP William Ruto and Tinderet MP Henry Kosgey, did not apply for legal aid.

    The other suspects, Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, Head of Civil Service Francis Muthaura and former Police Commissioner Hussein Ali Mohammed have hired high profile lawyers, including Queen’s counsel, to represent them.

    But the funds did not come flowing freely. The court conducted a background check on Sang to establish whether he could pay his legal costs.

    Sang confirmed to The Standard the court had heeded his request for legal aid.

    “That is a closed issue. I made request (for legal aid) and it was granted. There is nothing new,” Sang said in a telephone interview.

    His lawyer, Katwa Kigen, is subsequently on the ICC payroll to defend him over accusations that he was among the perpetrators of the 2007 post-election violence. Visiting ICC officials led by Spokesperson and Head of Public Affairs Fadi El Abdallah said Sang was the only one considered for provisional legal aid.

    Workshop

    “By ICC standards, the leading counsel is paid 15,000 Euros (about Sh2 million) per month, while the case manager is paid 4,000-5000 Euros (about Sh665,000),” Abdallah told journalists.

    Abdalla, Maria Kamara, Jelena Vukasinovic, ICC associate legal outreach officer and Thomas Verfuss, president of the Association of Journalists conducted a workshop for Kenyan editors and journalists who will cover proceedings.

    Suspects will not necessarily be required to be in court when confirmation of charges hearings begin.

  33. rosita Says:

    Man accuses Ruto of snatching his farm

    Published on 05/12/2011
    By Evelyn Kwamboka

    A man now claims Eldoret North MP William Ruto has illegally taken over his land.

    Mr Adrian Muteshi said six workers at his 100-acre farm in Kaptabei Scheme, Uasin Gishu, were kicked out of the property in 2008 and have been unable to return since then.

    “I went near the farm after post-election violence and got information that Ruto had taken over the land,” he told Lady Justice Rose Ougo.

    Efforts to conduct a search on whether ownership of the property had changed were unsuccessful, forcing Muteshi to write to the Commissioner of Lands, asking him to intervene.

    “Ruto is feared in Eldoret and nobody was willing to give me information, fearing for their lives,” he told the court.

    On June 8, 2010, the District Lands Registrar wrote to the commissioner explaining that the land was under the name of Dorothy Yator.

    Yator, allegedly sold the property to Ruto, with Muteshi clarifying that he had never charged the property’s title to secure money loaned to the woman by the settlement trustee.

    Muteshi had identified the piece of land that previously belonged to a white settler and made an application to the then Lands minister Jackson Angaine, seeking his approval to purchase it.

    Approved

    His application was approved on October 3, 1968 and after paying the required amount plus some money for development, he acquired the land.

    He was then given vacant possession of the property on October 15 of the same year.

    He was later given an absolute title deed for the property after repaying the loans and the interest on March 17, 1989.

    The farmer put up a home on the farm and purchased several Fresian cows from the Livestock ministry using a loan he secured from the Agricultural Finance Corporation (AFC) and a settlement scheme.

    “I have never entered into a sale agreement with Ruto. Apart from seeing him on TV, I have never met him,” he said.

  34. gitonga isaiah Says:

    I think all the presindential candidate of 2007 general ellection should be properly interogated and appear befor icc.

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