Africa

ICC dismisses case against Kenya's deputy president

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, April 9, 2013 file photo, Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto swears the oath of office at the inauguration of himself and President Uhuru Kenyatta at Kasarani, near Nairobi in Kenya. The International Criminal Court has terminated the case against Kenya’s deputy president William Ruto and ended his trial, saying there is insufficient evidence he was involved in deadly violence that erupted after his country’s 2007 presidential elections.  The announcement  Tuesday April 5, 2016 marks the second time the court has had to admit defeat in its attempts to prosecute alleged ringleaders of the violence that left more than 1,000 people dead and forced 600,000 from their homes in Kenya.  (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

    FILE - In this Tuesday, April 9, 2013 file photo, Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto swears the oath of office at the inauguration of himself and President Uhuru Kenyatta at Kasarani, near Nairobi in Kenya. The International Criminal Court has terminated the case against Kenya’s deputy president William Ruto and ended his trial, saying there is insufficient evidence he was involved in deadly violence that erupted after his country’s 2007 presidential elections. The announcement Tuesday April 5, 2016 marks the second time the court has had to admit defeat in its attempts to prosecute alleged ringleaders of the violence that left more than 1,000 people dead and forced 600,000 from their homes in Kenya. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Saturday, March 2, 2013 file photo, Kenya's then Presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta, left, and his running mate William Ruto talk together at the final election rally of Kenyatta's The National Alliance party at Uhuru Park in Nairobi, Kenya. The International Criminal Court has terminated the case against Kenya’s deputy president William Ruto and ended his trial, saying there is insufficient evidence he was involved in deadly violence that erupted after his country’s 2007 presidential elections.  The announcement  Tuesday April 5, 2016 marks the second time the court has had to admit defeat in its attempts to prosecute alleged ringleaders of the violence that left more than 1,000 people dead and forced 600,000 from their homes in Kenya.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

    FILE - In this Saturday, March 2, 2013 file photo, Kenya's then Presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta, left, and his running mate William Ruto talk together at the final election rally of Kenyatta's The National Alliance party at Uhuru Park in Nairobi, Kenya. The International Criminal Court has terminated the case against Kenya’s deputy president William Ruto and ended his trial, saying there is insufficient evidence he was involved in deadly violence that erupted after his country’s 2007 presidential elections. The announcement Tuesday April 5, 2016 marks the second time the court has had to admit defeat in its attempts to prosecute alleged ringleaders of the violence that left more than 1,000 people dead and forced 600,000 from their homes in Kenya.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008 file photo, a sea of tents made out of plastic sheeting fills a camp for the displaced in the showground in Eldoret, Kenya, following post-election violence. The International Criminal Court has terminated the case against Kenya’s deputy president and ended his trial, saying there is insufficient evidence he was involved in deadly violence that erupted after his country’s 2007 presidential elections.  The announcement  Tuesday April 5, 2016 marks the second time the court has had to admit defeat in its attempts to prosecute alleged ringleaders of the violence that left more than 1,000 people dead and forced 600,000 from their homes in Kenya.  (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

    FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008 file photo, a sea of tents made out of plastic sheeting fills a camp for the displaced in the showground in Eldoret, Kenya, following post-election violence. The International Criminal Court has terminated the case against Kenya’s deputy president and ended his trial, saying there is insufficient evidence he was involved in deadly violence that erupted after his country’s 2007 presidential elections. The announcement Tuesday April 5, 2016 marks the second time the court has had to admit defeat in its attempts to prosecute alleged ringleaders of the violence that left more than 1,000 people dead and forced 600,000 from their homes in Kenya. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)  (The Associated Press)

The International Criminal Court has terminated the case against Kenya's deputy president and ended his trial, saying there is insufficient evidence he was involved in deadly violence that erupted after his country's 2007 presidential elections.

Tuesday's announcement marks the second time the court has had to admit defeat in its attempts to prosecute alleged ringleaders of the violence that left more than 1,000 people dead and forced 600,000 from their homes in Kenya.

Deputy President William Ruto had been charged alongside broadcaster Joshua Sang with murder, deportation and persecution for their alleged leading roles in the violence.