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Kenyan President appearing at international court to appeal for case against him to be dropped

  • CORRECTS DAY Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta, left, and his lawyer Steven Kay, right, appear before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday Oct. 8, 2014, to appeal for the crimes against humanity case against him to be dropped for lack of evidence. Kenyatta, who this week temporarily handed the presidency to his deputy to avoid becoming the first sitting head of state to appear at the court, says prosecutors have insufficient evidence to merit putting him on trial for allegedly instigating violence after Kenya's 2007 presidential elections that left more than 1,000 people dead. Prosecutors concede that they don't have enough evidence, but argue that Kenyan authorities are blocking their investigation. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, Pool)

    CORRECTS DAY Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta, left, and his lawyer Steven Kay, right, appear before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday Oct. 8, 2014, to appeal for the crimes against humanity case against him to be dropped for lack of evidence. Kenyatta, who this week temporarily handed the presidency to his deputy to avoid becoming the first sitting head of state to appear at the court, says prosecutors have insufficient evidence to merit putting him on trial for allegedly instigating violence after Kenya's 2007 presidential elections that left more than 1,000 people dead. Prosecutors concede that they don't have enough evidence, but argue that Kenyan authorities are blocking their investigation. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • CORRECTS DAY Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta talks to his lawyer Steven Kay, right, when appearing before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday Oct. 8, 2014, to appeal for the crimes against humanity case against him to be dropped for lack of evidence. Kenyatta, who this week temporarily handed the presidency to his deputy to avoid becoming the first sitting head of state to appear at the court, says prosecutors have insufficient evidence to merit putting him on trial for allegedly instigating violence after Kenya's 2007 presidential elections that left more than 1,000 people dead. Prosecutors concede that they don't have enough evidence, but argue that Kenyan authorities are blocking their investigation. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, Pool)

    CORRECTS DAY Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta talks to his lawyer Steven Kay, right, when appearing before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday Oct. 8, 2014, to appeal for the crimes against humanity case against him to be dropped for lack of evidence. Kenyatta, who this week temporarily handed the presidency to his deputy to avoid becoming the first sitting head of state to appear at the court, says prosecutors have insufficient evidence to merit putting him on trial for allegedly instigating violence after Kenya's 2007 presidential elections that left more than 1,000 people dead. Prosecutors concede that they don't have enough evidence, but argue that Kenyan authorities are blocking their investigation. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta appears before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday Oct. 8, 2014, to appeal for the crimes against humanity case against him to be dropped for lack of evidence. Kenyatta, who this week temporarily handed the presidency to his deputy to avoid becoming the first sitting head of state to appear at the court, says prosecutors have insufficient evidence to merit putting him on trial for allegedly instigating violence after Kenya's 2007 presidential elections that left more than 1,000 people dead. Prosecutors concede that they don't have enough evidence, but argue that Kenyan authorities are blocking their investigation. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, Pool)

    Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta appears before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday Oct. 8, 2014, to appeal for the crimes against humanity case against him to be dropped for lack of evidence. Kenyatta, who this week temporarily handed the presidency to his deputy to avoid becoming the first sitting head of state to appear at the court, says prosecutors have insufficient evidence to merit putting him on trial for allegedly instigating violence after Kenya's 2007 presidential elections that left more than 1,000 people dead. Prosecutors concede that they don't have enough evidence, but argue that Kenyan authorities are blocking their investigation. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

Kenya's president is appearing before the International Criminal Court to appeal for the crimes against humanity case against him to be dropped for lack of evidence.

Uhuru Kenyatta, who this week temporarily handed the presidency to his deputy to avoid becoming the first sitting head of state to appear at the court, says prosecutors have insufficient evidence to merit putting him on trial for allegedly instigating violence after Kenya's 2007 presidential elections that left more than 1,000 people dead.

Prosecutors concede that they don't have enough evidence, but argue that Kenyan authorities are blocking their investigation.

Kenyatta's trial has twice been postponed and no starting date has been set.

Judges are not expected to rule Wednesday on whether to drop the case against Kenyatta, who insists he is innocent.