Deputy President William Ruto’s allies have said his enemies, are working with the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Hague to revive the case against him, aiming to block his path to State House in 2022.
The ICC last week presented its annual report to the United Nations Security Council in which it said it was still actively gathering evidence about the Kenyan cases, triggering the talk.
20 Members of Parliament yesterday dismissed ongoing investigations, claiming that DP’s enemies were behind the plan, adding that the scheme would not bar Ruto from succeeding President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“These so-called ICC reports are not coming from heaven, but from within; those propagating it are the enemies of the people. But no evil scheme will stop an idea whose time has come,” Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wa said.
“You were taken to The Netherlands with the President, you emerged victorious. You will still emerge a winner in this episodic witch-hunt and eventually be our President,” Tetu MP James Gichuhi said.
The crimes against humanity charges against Ruto and former journalist Joshua Sang collapsed in 2016 after the procecussion said didn’t have enough evidence to effectively arraign the case.
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