Church leaders optimistic Ruto will be vindicated in ICC case

By James Rono

A section of Church leaders have expressed confidence that a case facing Deputy President William Ruto and his co-accused Joshua Sang at the International Criminal Court at The Hague will be dropped.

Speaking in Meru town during a ground-breaking ceremony for an office block, Methodist Church in Kenya Presiding Bishop Joseph Ntombura expressed confidence that their case will collapse the same way President Uhuru Kenyatta’s did.

This comes as Ruto and Sang prepare to jet out tomorrow to The Hague for the hearing of their case due to start on Tuesday.

Speaking separately, Meru Woman Rep Florence Kajuju expressed solidarity with the DP and said she had no doubt Ruto would be freed of crimes against humanity charges at the ICC. Ms Kajuju said the charges facing Ruto are based on false accusations, and it is only a matter of time before he is cleared.

She said the prosecution will not sustain the case due to lack of evidence.

A delegation comprising political, religious, business and other interest groups, are expected to pitch tent at The Hague for the duration of the proceedings.

Elsewhere, Majority leader in the National Assembly Aden Duale is defending Deputy President William Ruto against criticism from the opposition that he is using public money to woo and host delegations from different parts of the country.

According to Duale, the deputy president intention is to unite the country regardless of their ethnic background.

Duale also says every Kenyan has a constitutional right to meet their leaders.

He also rubbished calls by the opposition leader Raila Odinga for a lifestyle audit of the Deputy President saying he should first start by declaring his wealth.

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