Sacked Youth Enterprise Fund CEO and businessman Gor Semelangâ€™o was mentioned as among government officials who fixed Deputy President William Ruto at the Hague.
In a letter by Internal Principal secretary Mutea Iringo to Rutoâ€™s lead defense attorney Karim Khan, QC, protesting adverse mention at the ICC, Gor was listed among seven other individuals in a conspiracy to fabricate evidence against the Deputy President who was then a member of the powerful PENTAGON members of the Orange Democratic Movement ( ODM) party.
â€ Among other people you mentioned as having been part of this conspiracy include; Njenga Mwangi, Peter Maundu, George Morara, Evans Gor-Semilango, Joseph Njoroge, Jack Wambora and Thomas Mbewa,â€ Iringo’s letter read in part.
Mutea Iringo accused Ruto of playing â€œpolitical gamesâ€ with his case at the ICC but in a quick rejoinder, Khan dismissed Iringoâ€™s concerns, stating that his team stands by the submissions it had made in court.
â€œWe will not be deterred by any pressure or extraneous interests or attempts to dissuade us in the discharge of our responsibilities,â€ Khan said in an apparent response to Iringoâ€™s letter.
Gor was among the last appointees of President Mwai Kibaki in February to replace James Gitau Singh in the lucrative Youth Enterprise Development Fund. Earlier, he had served as the Chair of the National Youth Council steering committee.
It is unclear whether he is among the people URP want evicted from the government.
Semelang’o, Yvonne Khamati, G. Nyongs, B. Weke held a press conference earlier 2013 at which they claimed they were the youth in statehouse that ICC claimed were Mungiki. Since the press conference many hoped that at some point Semelang’o could take the stand at the ICC to exonerate the president.
May be since the ICC case against Uhuru is collapsing the president may not SemelangÃ³ after all. It is a big lesson; in politics often youth are used by the might to advance their interest.