Just when we thought that the ICC cases that faced deputy President William Ruto and President Uhuru Kenyatta was a thing of the past, recent happenings seem to suggest otherwise.
The ICC ghost has again come back to haunt the deputy president with unconfirmed reports stating that the International Criminal Court (ICC), has opened up fresh investigations into the DPs case.
Last week reports emerged that the ICC had informed the United Nations that it had received fresh evidence in relation to the Kenyan cases that were dropped a few years ago.
Ruto’s brigade led by Kikuyu Mp Kimani Ichungwa have come out to dismiss the ICC talks saying that the fresh investigations narrative is being peddled by Ruto’s enemies some of whom are from the Jubilee camp.
“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,” said Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwa.
Speaking on Sunday during a church service at the Presbyterian Church of East Africa in Tetu Constituency, the leaders applauded the Jubilee government of President Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto saying they had brought change to Kenya.
“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,” said Tetu MP James Gichuhi.
Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga said the development in the country was a product of the tie between the president and his deputy, adding that “no one would accept any cat-and-mouse games” that would divert the two leaders’ attention from furthering their development plans for Kenya.
Migori Governor Okoth Obado, on his part, said: “The Kenyatta-Ruto union is what Kenya yearned for. They have changed our way of politics to a development-oriented one. That is the kind of leadership that would make future generations benefit.”
South Mugirango MP Sylvanus Osoro termed the 2022 presidential race is “a done deal”, adding that DP Ruto’s development record should inform voters’ decision in the election.
“In Kisii, we have made a firm decision. It is development and more development. We are beyond the empty story-telling schemes from leaders. I urge Mt Kenya to remain steadfast in backing Mr Ruto in 2022 so that we can change the face of Kenya now and in the future,” said Mr Osoro.
Deputy President William Ruto on his part seem unmoved and unshaken with the recent developments on his already terminated ICC case. The DP is yet to respond nor comment on the same.
Do you believe that the resurgence of the talk on the ICC cases is being propelled by Ruto’s enemies?