January 23, 2012 / 11:46 AM / 7 years ago

Ruto to run for Kenya president despite war crimes ruling

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Former Kenyan cabinet minister William Ruto said on Monday he would run for president despite a ruling by the International Criminal Court that it would try him for crimes against humanity during post-election violence in 2007/8.

“This is to confirm I am firmly in the race. Let us meet at the ballot,” Ruto told reporters at a news conference after the war crimes court released the judgment in The Hague.

Kenyan media reported that Ruto, a former higher education minister, would appeal the ruling.

Reporting by George Obulutsa; Writing by Yara Bayoumy; editing by David Stamp

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