Kenya: Court bars debate on Kenyatta, Ruto
Nairobi – Kenya High Court has barred members of the public and authorities from discussing whether Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and Eldoret North Member of Parliament William Ruto are eligible to vie for the 2012 presidency, Capital News reported.
The directive was issued by Justice Isaac Lenaola during the mention of a case in which three voters and two civil society organisations want to stop the duo from contesting the presidency following their indictment by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity.
The court was asked by the defence lawyers to stop any ongoing discussions on the pair’s eligibility to run for the highest office in the land until the matter is heard and determined.
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