Ruto Pleads Not Guilty As ICC Trial Opens

Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto has entered a plea of not guilty as his trial on charges of crimes against humanity opens at the Hague.

The International Criminal Court is trying Ruto and radio executive Josha Arap Sang on charges they helped orchestrate ethnic violence after Kenya’s 2007 election that killed more than 1,100 people.

This is the first time the court has tried such a high-ranking official who is still serving in office. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta goes on trial for …