Skip to comments.Kenyan VP 'orchestrated ethnic killings', ICC told
Posted on 09/10/2013 3:09:37 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
Kenyan Vice President William Ruto orchestrated a campaign of ethnic killings "to satisfy his thirst for power" after disputed 2007 elections, prosecutors said Tuesday at the start of his trial at the International Criminal Court.
Ruto, 46, and co-accused Kenyan radio boss Joshua arap Sang, 38, pleaded not guilty to charges of stoking the worst violence in the east African country since independence in 1963.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, Ruto's former political foe turned ally, goes on trial at the ICC on November 12. He also proclaims his innocence.
The start of the high-stakes case, with the ICC's reputation on the line particularly in Africa, was largely devoted to Ruto's defence, with his lawyer Karim Khan dramatically asking prosecutors to drop the charges.
Ruto, dressed in a dark grey suit, earlier gave a bemused smile as the ICC's chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda opened her case, while Sang, wearing a light grey suit, shook his head and occasionally smiled.
"Mr Ruto, as a powerful politician", planned the crimes "to satisfy his thirst for political power," Bensouda told the court.
"It is difficult to imagine the suffering or terror experienced by the men, women and children who were burnt alive, hacked to death or chased from their homes," Bensouda added.
"He (Ruto) gathered together and army of... youths to go to war for him in the event the election was lost," Bensouda said.
"When the election was lost, he gave the order to attack."
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.. shades of after the 2014 elections to come? 8-o
Cousin, maybe, or brother. He’s got a large extended family.
Really? How about they contact the Egyptian and Syrian
Christians killed and/or enslaved by Obama's and McCain's al Qaeda??
Under the US Congress and the First Moslem Tyrant
people are being hacked to death all over the planet.
No, but guess what, then-Senator Barack Obama was there in 2007 campaigning for his cousin in violation of the Logan Act. I will try to get the link and post it here later.
I know. I remember the pictures. Yet stupid, brain-dead Americans voted for him anyway.
Time to attack Kenya.
He belongs to the Luo Tribe, and is presumably Muslim. He killed members of the Kikuyu tribe, who are Christians.
It’s much the same thing as happened in the election back in 2008, not mentioned here, when Obama’s murderous Muslim cousin burned churches and slaughtered Christian women and children—with funds provided by then Senator Obama, who campaigned for him at Taxpayer expense.
Here’s the link about Obama’s support of his murderous Muslim cousin Raila Odinga. DEFINITELY worth seeing.
Will Barack Obama please pick up the red targeting phone ... USS Barry is on the line.
Nope. Both are from the Kalenjin tribes. Obama is a Luo from a bit further south in Western Kenya.
They may have been allied against the Kikuyu, though.
et’s not forget the brilliance of our fonding fathers. They made a requirement for the President to be a natural born citizen, born of two naturalized american citizens.
Obama has proven, sadly, what can happen when a president is elected whose loyalties are divided between parents of US and non-US citizenship, not to mention birthplace.
Further, this involvement should have provided a warning about how he would handle crises associated with the “Arab Spring”.
Kenyan Vice President William Ruto orchestrated a campaign of ethnic killings "to satisfy his thirst for power" after disputed 2007 elections, prosecutors said Tuesday at the start of his trial at the International Criminal Court... Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, Ruto's former political foe turned ally, goes on trial at the ICC on November 12. He also proclaims his innocence.Thanks NormsRevenge.