Sang fractures arm in accident

April 3, 2011 12:00 am

, NAIROBI, Kenya Apr 2- The Hague bound suspect radio presenter Joshua arap Sang was on Saturday admitted to Hospital after he suffered a broken arm resulting from a freak accident as he left a prayer rally in Bomet.

Mr Sang fell down from the top of a car after an enthusiastic fan embraced him.
He was discharged from Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret on Sunday morning after suffering a cracked elbow.
Sources close to him say he will still travel to The Hague to answer to summons issued by the International Criminal Court.

“He has a plaster on his arm. He is doing well now and he will surely travel to The Hague,” the source said.

Mr Sang is accused of being responsible for the 2008 post election violence alongside Eldoret North MP William Ruto and Tinderet Member of Parliament Henry Kosgey who also served as the Industrialization Minister.

Others summoned to The Hague are Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, Head of the Civil Service Francis Muthaura and former Police Commissioner Hussein Ali.

The ICC summoned suspended Higher Education Minister William Ruto, ODM Chairman Henry Kosgey and radio presenter Joshua arap Sang on charges of murder, deportation, persecutions and torture, carried out on behalf of the former opposition.

Earlier last month, Mr Sang wrote to the ICC asking for assistance in meeting his travel, accommodation and legal expenses as he attends summons at The Hague based court on April 7.

Mr Sang who is among six suspects facing indictment by the International Criminal Court said he could afford an air ticket to travel to the Netherlands, and wanted the court to meet his expenses.

"I cannot afford the amount of money required to travel to The Hague. I am told a return ticket is about Sh120, 000 per person… that is a lot of money for me at the moment," he said in an interview with Capital News last month at the Kass FM offices.

"I just paid my school fees at the university because I have examinations in April. It is not possible for me to raise air ticket and accommodation (monies) that is why I am asking the ICC to help me," he said and disclosed that he had already written to the international court asking for the financial assistance."

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