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Both sides have been accused of intimidating or manipulating witnesses, allegations they deny. Khan, Ruto's lawyer, said claims of intimidation were designed to distract attention from a fundamentally weak prosecution case.
Kenyan deputy president pleads not guilty at international court


By Thomas Escritt and James Macharia
THE HAGUE/NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto pleaded not guilty to crimes against humanity charges at the International Criminal Court on Tuesday, while back home Kenyans feared the case could reignite political violence they have struggled to overcome.
Ruto and co-defendant Joshua arap Sang are charged with orchestrating a post-election bloodbath five years ago, working with other conspirators to murder, deport and persecute supporters of rival political parties in Kenya's Rift Valley region.
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Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto (R) reacts as he sits in the courtroom before his trial at the …
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