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MR KAY: Thankyou, Madam President. My name is Steven Kay, lead counsel for
Uhuru Kenyatta. I'm in court today with Gillian Higgins, Mr Desterio Oyatsi, Mr
Kennedy Ogetoand our case manager, Mr Benjamin Joyes. Thank you.
PRESIDING JUDGE OZAKI: Thank you.
Legalrepresentative of victims?
MR GAYNOR: Good morning, Madam President. Good morning, your Honours.
My name is Fergal Gaynor,representing the victims. With me is Caroline Walter to
my right. Behind me we have Samuel Linehan and Anushka Sehmi. Thank you.
PRESIDING JUDGE OZAKI: Thank you very much. And from the Bench,
following the decision of the Presidency on 30 January, Judge Henderson has joined
us in the Chamber in place of Judge Eboe-Osuji. And he's, of course, very welcome.
As usual, I wouldlike to remind everyone to speak slowly and to pause for several
seconds in between speakers in order to ensure accurate transcription and
An agenda for this status conference was issued on 3 February. As you know the
main purpose of this status conference is to discuss matters regarding the
Prosecution's request for an adjournment of the trial commencement date and the
Defence related request for termination of the proceedings.
In its decision 886, the Chamber vacated the provisional trial commencement date of
5 February in order to enable proper deliberation on these pending requests. The
parties and participants were also requested to notify the Chamber by email not later
than 4 p.m. on Monday 3rd of any additional matters they wish to raise at the status
conference, and no additional matters were notified.
In the interests of efficiency and having regard to the significant degree of overlap
between the different agenda items, the Chamber is going to invite the parties and
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