William Ruto speaks with his defense counsel Karim Khan (L) before the start of his trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague on September 10, 2013.(AFP PHOTO/pool/Michael Kooren)
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For instance, at an ICC hearing in September 2011 to determine whether Ruto should face trial, prosecutors alleged he had attended at least 11 meetings to set up a criminal network to carry out the violence.But no proof was presented during Ruto's trial that such planning meetings ever took place, Khan said.Both Ruto and Sang reject the accusations and last year their lawyers filed a request for the world's only permanent war crimes court to drop the charges as there was "no case to answer".Prosecutors closed their arguments in September 2015 and the defence's case is yet to start.ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda in December 2014 dropped a similar case against Ruto's rival, now President Uhuru Kenyatta.
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