The 2007-08 postelection massacre is one of the most tragic incident in the history of Kenya. The locals still dread those days when over 1,000 people were brutally killed in tribe-on-tribe attacks. Ruto is allegedly held responsible for instigating the riots that led to massive bloodshed.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is also named in the same case. The court has summoned both the leaders in The Hague at the same time in November. Although Kenyatta has promised to cooperate with the ICC, he termed it impossible for both Ruto and himself to be present at The Hague at the same time. He requested the ICC to ensure that the trials do not overlap so the Kenyan leadership could also perform its constitutional duties.
Sang, 38, is accused of instigation and helping organize riots. He is alleged to have spread coded messages broadcast on the radio. He is accused by ICC prosecutors of fanning violence through spreading hate messages. Sang has denied all the accusations and is ready to face trial.