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Murathe breaks silence confirms speaking to Uhuru about DP Ruto’s case at the Hague

The surrender and subsequent arrest of former Deputy President William Ruto’s lawyer Paul Gicheru continue to send jitters and wild reactions within Jubilee with Jubilee party Vice-chairman David Murathe confirming that he spoke to President Uhuru Kenyatta about the developments.

Addressing the press at a funeral in Othaya, Murathe confirmed speaking to President Kenyatta about the surrender and subsequent arrest of Gicheru at the Hague, and even the cases at the ICC.

Kenyatta maintained that it was a bad experience he wouldn’t wish even on his worst enemy let alone his Deputy William Ruto.

“I spoke to the president this morning and he would not like anything of the sort to be visited even on his worst enemy, let alone his deputy president, a person they campaigned together and won together. He knows what they went through and would not wish that case to be revived or to be revisited on anyone,” Murathe stated.

The former Gatanga legislator opined that the lawyer might have just presented himself to the Hague-based court to clear his name since he had been accused of witness tampering.

“He is alleged to have coached witnesses and also involved in witness tampering. He is probably just going to clear the air. I mean, if you have a warrant hanging over your head and you have an opportunity to go and tell your side of the story, I would take it myself,” Murathe stated.

The International Criminal Court building is seen in The Hague, Netherlands, January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

He read no malice in Gicheru’s surrender at the Hague adding that he had been a close friend and lawyer to the DP, that wouldn’t want to harm him.

“He was his lawyer, I doubt that there is any mischief or any intention to revive that matter,” he added.

This is after a section of the DP’s allies led by Kiharu legislator Ndindi Nyoro came out gun blazing that top government officials were pulling strings in reviving the DP’s case at the Hague.

“So the deep state is cornered in real politics and is now resorting to ICC. Bring it on charlatans. Kenya belongs to everyone. Not a few dynasties and their surrogates. Why don’t they want to meet Ruto on the battlefield come 2022,” retorted Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro on his social media pages.  

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