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Case against Deputy President of Kenya dismissed

14th April 2016

Judges of the ICC held that the no reasonable Trial Chamber could convict H. E. William Ruto of charges alleging crimes against humanity arising out of the 2007-2008 post election violence in Kenya.

On  5 April 2016, by majority, judges of the ICC held that the no reasonable Trial Chamber could convict H. E. William Ruto of charges alleging crimes against humanity arising out of the 2007-2008 post election violence in Kenya. This is the first time a prosecution case has fallen at the “half time” stage in any international or hybrid court since Nuremberg. The Majority noted numerous evidential gaps in the prosecution’s case and that several key prosecution witness had been shown to be incapable of belief. Lead counsel for H. E. William Ruto was Karim A. A. Khan QC who led a team of international counsel, including Dato Shyamala Alagendra.





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Karim A. A. Khan QC

Karim A. A. Khan QC
Year of Call: 1992
Year of Silk: 2011