Kenya’s Deputy President, William Ruto is expected to appear at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Netherlands today in a spirited attempt to get the court to drop the case against him. Mr Ruto is accused of crimes against humanity charges relating to the violence which followed the 2007 election.
In December 2014, the ICC quashed similar charges against President Uhuru Kenyatta for lack of evidence, but the prosecution argues that Mr Ruto and broadcaster Joshua arap Sang do have a case to answer.
The defendants argue that the prosecution has failed to produce sufficient evidence for the case to go ahead, denying the charges.
About 1,200 people were killed and more than a half a million displaced during the post-election violence.