It turns out the Kenya delegation to the 14th Assembly of State Parties of the Rome Statute (ICC) was duped into pushing for amendment of rule 68 returning home empty handed.
Now, DP Ruto is said to be fuming after his legal team in Hague made it clear to him that last week’s negotiations were a wasted effort and resources as the ICC judges can still admit prior recorded and recanted evidence in his case. The DP is said to be angry with chief government legal advisor for wrong advise.
The DP doesn’t seem to understand why the team was duped, he is said to have given senator Murkomen a total dress down for sleeping through the agenda. Murkomen is a lawyer by training although not very well ground in the practice law. The senator spent much of his time teaching at the now disbanded Moi University Law school (now many may agree why the school was black listed by the council for Legal Education on quality education among other issues).
Our sources says the DP gave express orders to his aides not allow senators Murkomen and Kindiki direct access to his office untill further notice. The DP is furious!
There were also rumours that Ruto may have spent unspecified amount of money lobbying delegates at the 14 ASP especially those from Africa and South American countries to support Kenya’s stand on Rule 68. The is now a waste as the end goal was not realised.
Prof Githu Muigai -a top legal practitioner and academic excused himself from attending the 14 ASP instead sending his deputy – solicitor general Njee Muturi (Njee is alleged to have spend much of adult life working as a political aide to Uhuru and later KANU chief Executive Officer).
Those who were in the Hague pushing for the wrong piece of law were; Foreign Affairs CS Amb. Amina Mohamed, Defence CS Rachel Omamo, Energy CS designate Charles Keter, Senators: Hon Kipchumba Murkomen, Hon Kithure Kindiki, Hon Wakili Stephen Sang, Members of Parliament Hon Aden Duale, Hon Pkosing, Hon Kimani Ichung’wah, Hon Ferdinand Waititu, Hon Moses Cheboi (Toret), Hon David Gikaria. Others were Solicitor general Ngee Muturi and Statehouse Legal affairs advisor Jasper Mbiuki.
Presiding Judge Eboe-Osuji himself admitted that prior recorded testimony falls under Rule 69(3) and not Rule 68. So why did the Uhuru government send people to the ASP to lie to Ruto that Uhuru will UNFIX him to win his ICC case, while at the same time the AG’s office intentionally ignored to discuss the correct rule, Rule 69 which could have genuinely helped Ruto be a free man.
Reading through Rule 69(3) below and you will understand why the whole delegation that was sent to the Hague by Uhuru were just on holiday wasting tax payers money with an intention of lying the Kalenjin Nation that they were fighting for DP Ruto. Mt Kenya mafia Ruto ICC fixers seem to have sealed all the loopholes that would have seen Ruto free the ICC dragon dug your grave deep and wide and the ICC will just drop you inside.
Presiding Judge Eboe-Osuji admitted PRIOR RECORDED TESTIMONY under Rule 69(3), not Rule 68 —
Read the application of Rule 69 (3) HERE to understand that Duale, Kindiki, Njee, Murkomen were chewing the cold for nothing. Catch 22 for Ruto.