We all agree that Senator Kipchumba Murkomen is a top Ruto ally, very close and powerful is the what the senator from Elgeyo Marakwet is known in Jubilee circles.
In the run up to the formation of Jubilee coalition Hon Murkomen was to the top legal expert who help craft the 50:50 MoU and also the zoning off regions that were perceived as strongholds for both URP and TNA.
Now, the Kalenjin youths are asking Murkomen one simple question; WHERE WAS MURKOMEN WHEN Kenya agreed to change ICC RULE 68 that allows the prosecutor to use recanted evidence against DP William Ruto and Joshua Sang?
The tragedy of this rule is that the sworn affidavits filed at ICC by Moses Kuria’s coached witnessses were admitted as bible truth by the court. Was Murkomen sleeping when this was agreed and passed in the Hague and he was there in person.
One of greatest challenges of Rutoâ€™s case at the I.C.C is Rule 68 that allowed the prosecutor to introduce recanted evidence. This Rule was passed by the Assembly of State Parties with the full consent of Kenya through foreign secretary Amina Muhammed.
The government Was not worried about Rule 68 because all Uhuruâ€™s witnesses had already died or disappeared. Â Rule 68 was NOT going to affect Uhuru. Instead, the government was only worried about amending Rule 134 so that Uhuru could be exempted from having to attend trial and allowed the use of video technology for trials.
When questioned about how Kenya had handled these amendments, Amina said everything had been done in the spirit of â€œgive and take.â€ It is clear someone was being given away and another one was taking their freedom. The question then is, give to who? Take away from whom? Later, after Rule 68 had been successfully used against Ruto, Amina Mohammed started a flurry of activities to have the Rule reviewed by the Assembly of State Parties. Of course this is not possible since Kenya consented to it in the first place.
In fact, since Uhuruâ€™s case collapsed, Kenya has resumed paying its dues to the ICC faithfully, unlike when Uhuruâ€™s case was active. The current campaign is therefore an exercise in futility to cover the eyes of Rutoâ€™s supporters and give them false hope.
Some Kalenjin youths now think Murkomen may be used by his mt Kenya Â in-laws to offer Ruto bad advise to get him jailed or lose his foothold on Kalenjin community. Murkomen is allegedly married from Nyeri