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ICC: Case Against DP Ruto Could Be Revived

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Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto has been throwing hints about people trying to reopen his case against humanity at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on several occasions now.

During a live interview on national television, Ruto claimed that powerful forces were working to revive his case as part of measures to frustrate his 2022 presidential bid, when he hopes to succeed President Kenyatta who is on his second and final term in office.

Talking to newspaper journalists the DP also claimed that a “cabal that went out of its way” to try and stop him and President Uhuru Kenyatta from ascending to power in 2013 was now plotting to block him from the presidency in 2022.

“As of last year, I was having a discussion with the Director-General of NIS (National Intelligence Service), Philip Kameru, and I learned that there are people here who are ready to come and open the ICC cases,” the Deputy President stated.

The Office of the Prosecutor at the ICC has rubbished the claims saying the news are just speculations far from the truth. According to Nation the Office of the Prosecutor said that though the charges against DP Ruto had been vacated, the case would be reopened to future prosecution should new evidence be presented.

Kitutu Chache South MP Richard Onyonka has asked the DP to stop playing the sympathy card by bringing up the ICC case, “The Deputy President is seeking sympathy and at the same time threatening Kenyans,” Onyonka said a recent fund raising organized by Old boys association in Kisii.

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