ICC Blocks Recanted Evidence in Kenyan Trial of Ruto: Capital

  • Vice President Ruto had asked appeal court to review testimony
  • Ruto accused of inciting violence after disputed 2007 election

The International Criminal Court said it would not allow recanted evidence in Kenyan Vice President William Ruto’s trial on charges of crimes against humanity to be used.

Capital FM reported the decision on Friday, citing the appeals chamber of the court.

The court in October granted Ruto’s legal team leave to appeal the decision to admit as evidence recanted testimony in his trial. The court had allowed the previously recorded testimonies of witnesses to be admitted in a ruling on Aug. 19.

Ruto has been accused of inciting violence after a disputed presidential election in 2007 that left at least 1,100 people dead. He denies the charges.

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