The International Criminal Court has rejected the Ocampo Four applications to appeal the decision on the confirmation of charges.
The Pre-Trial Chamber 11 found that their defence teams' arguments were mere disagreements of the court's majority decision and not arguable grounds for appeal.
Judges Ekaterina Trendafilova and Cuno Tarfusser rejected Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, former head of civil service Francis Muthaura, Eldoret North MP William Ruto and radio presenter Joshua arap Sang applications to appeal the Chamber's decision to commit them to trial for crimes against humanity.
However, Judge Hans-Peter Kaul dissented.
The judges ordered the registrar to forward the decision confirming the charges to the ICC Presidency to constitute a Trial Chamber.
"The Chamber, by majority, orders the Registrar to transmit to the Presidency the Decision on the Confirmation of Charges together with the record of the proceedings in the present case, as provided for in rule 129 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence," the judges said in their ruling.