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Kenya Ministers’ ICC Trial Date Set

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Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Ibin Ssenkumbi regretted what he termed as a “slaughtering” of the unidentified man who was a victim of the cyclist’s reckless riding.

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“The boda boda rider ignored the train warning thus banging into the railroad tracks. One of two passengers died on spot. His body was smashed beyond recognition, seek ” Ssenkumbi told Chimpreports.com.

Detectives have not been able to identify or locate any living relatives of the dead but survivors were rushed to Mulago referral Hospital in very critical condition.

Ssenkumbi appealed to boda boda motorists to refrain from reckless behavior that is costing precious lives of Ugandans.

“The cases which are The Prosecutor vs William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang and The Prosecutor vs Francis Kirimi Muthaura and Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta will be held respectively on 10 and 11 April 2013.

The ICC says this implies the establishment of a time table for the various procedural steps required to be undertaken before the opening of the trials to guarantee the fairness of the procedures.

Background

On 31 March 2010, Pre-Trial Chamber II granted the Prosecutor’s request to open an investigation proprio motu in the situation in Kenya, State Party since 2005.

Following summonses to appear issued on 8 March 2011 in two separate cases, six Kenyan citizens voluntarily appeared before Pre-Trial Chamber II on 7 and 8 April 2011.

The confirmation of charges hearings in the two cases took place from 1 to 9 September 2011, and 21 September to 5 October 2011, respectively.

On 23 January 2012, the judges declined to confirm the charges against Henry Kiprono Kosgey and Mohammed Hussein Ali.

Pre-Trial Chamber II confirmed the charges against William Samoei Ruto, Joshua Arap Sang, Francis Kirimi Muthaura and Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and committed them to trial.

On 29 March 2012, the ICC Presidency constituted Trial Chamber V and referred to it the two cases.

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