Kenyans displaced by post-election violence take refuge in the grounds of the Burnt Forest Church near Eldoret in this January 6, 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/Files
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Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court Tuesday sought to convince judges not to drop a crimes against humanity case against Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto for his role in deadly 2007-08 post-election violence.The first-ever public hearing for the court at its shiny new permanent headquarters in The Hague opened with prosecutor Anton Steynberg telling a three-judge bench he had "the quantity of evidence" to convict Ruto.Violence broke out after opposition chief Raila Odinga accused then president Mwai Kibaki of rigging his way to re-election.ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda in December 2014 dropped the case against Ruto's erstwhile bitter rival and now Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta who faced similar charges.
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