The Star Newspaper journalist Oliver Mathenge has today evening revealed how Ruto predicted the reopening of the 2007-2008 post election violence cases. His revelation comes after DCI Kinoti announced the reopening of the 2007-2008 cases after a day long meeting with PEV victims. According to Mathenge, Ruto made the prediction during an interview in January with NTV’s Ken Mijungu.
“You never know what they are cooking, maybe there will be other cases. They have already arrived at the ICC case and are looking for witnesses so that they can say this case did not end properly,” William Ruto told Ken Mijungu on NTV tonight on January 13th 2020.
The Deputy president was referring to a group of powerful men that he has christened the deep state. He claimed that the group is hell bent on ending his 2022 dreams by hook and crook. The second in command, who has since fallen out with President Uhuru Kenyatta, alleged that the group would consider reopening his fallen 2007 ICC case to stop him from ascending to power.
Ruto and Uhuru are former ICC suspects for crimes against humanity committed during the 2007-2008 post election violence. The two leaders were later acquitted by the international court after the prosecution failed to table enough evidence to institute a case against them.
The ICC cases have lately been back to the headlines after lawyer Paul Gicheru who was on the run surrendered himself to authorities in Netherlands. The ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda had the court issue an arrest warrant on the lawyer, whom she believes bribed witnesses to recant their statements against ICC suspects.
Paul Gicheru’s surrender raised eyebrows in Kenya since he had obtained a court order in Kenya that provided him with immunity. Many political commentators claimed that the advocate was trading his freedom with evidence that could see the reopening of the case of some key suspects. Politicians from Ruto’s camp alleged that Gicheru was being used to revive the DP’s case in order to kill his 2022 presidential dreams.