ICC ended case because we were innocent – DP Ruto
Deputy president William Ruto has finally come out to speak on the just terminated case in ICC thanking his family, leaders and Kenyans at large for standing with him during the time the case has been ongoing saying it was not an easy time for him.
The deputy president said the case against him and radio journalist Joshua Arap Sang collapsed and was terminated not because of witnesses or politicians but because they were innocent.
He said different people assigned various reasons and excuses on the collapse of the case but vividly said their innocence saved them.
He reinstated that he had had no any meeting in his house or any place planning for attacking of people and causing violence as it had been alleged by the ICC.
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He said there were no weapons anywhere around him that were purchased by anybody to harm anyone and confirmed knowing no group of people, network of individuals that planned violence against anyone, attended no fundraising to buy weapons or harm anyone.
Ruto stated that there was no other way the case would have gone far, unless anyone would come out and evidently point on the loss of lives loss of property and someone needed to pay for it.
Without fear of contradiction Ruto said the allegations made against him were criminal acts of evil minds that skimmed, colluded and fabricated a case against them.
He however accepted searching his consciousness and to all who gave false testimonies against him he said he has chosen to forgive them.
“To those who colluded and conspired to manufacture and fabricate false evil narrative, went ahead to hire bribe and coach witnesses so that the case can be brought against us, my prayer is that God will help them come to terms with their evil acts and bring them to repentance.” He said.
He said as individuals, civil society groups and organizations who leveled the blame against him and Sang will one day come out and repent to the whole world making all to know the truth.
The deputy president William Ruto said that they will make sure every post election victim is attended to well and resettled.
He thanked his friend and brother president Uhuru Kenyatta for believing, working and encouraging him throughout as he underwent the ordeal
He committed that under his leadership they will work towards bringing Kenya together saying they will harness all communities with collective efforts to make sure Kenya remains a united harmonious and prosperous country.
The then ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo had named Uhuru Kenyatta, William Ruto, Francis Muthaura, Henry Kosgey, Hussein Ali and journalist Joshua arap Sang as suspects following the 2007-2008 post election violence.
The charges against all the suspects have since been withdrawn with the charges against DP Ruto and Sang being the last.