If you followed the status conference in The Hague on Wednesday concerning whether the trial of Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta should go ahead or not, you’ll know that the lawyers discussed a possible adjournment, whether there’s a case against him, and whether the government of Kenya will ever help to provide evidence.
When Uhuru Kenyatta arrived at the ICC this morning there was a large following of supporters waiting outside the court building in The Hague.
A swarm of journalists surrounded Kenyatta as he arrived, with the president’s supporters cheering their leader on.
Social media posts have been flooding out of The Hague, but noone is sure how it will all end.
Dov Jacobs, assistant Professor of Law at Leiden University posted on twitter:
“This whole conversation on what is difference been temporary, indefinite, permanent, sine die is baffling…”
For more from Dov on what this status conference is all about, see here.
Sophie van Leeuwen reporting for The Hague Trials Kenya tweeted:
“People whispering at the public gallery. OTP admits no evidence. How will this end?”
Comments on the Justice Hub Facebook account have been mainly supportive of Kenyatta, with people expecting him to return to Kenya a free man:
“#UHURU will have nothing to do with guilty and he will be back as clean as crystal” said one commenter.
“He will be back 4sure” said another.
Others took a more cautious approach regarding the possible outcome of today’s session:
“if truly Uhuru Kenyatta was not involved in the incident of post-election violence then he will be back”.