The Kalenjin nation is a wash with debate on the latest bombeshell dropped by Prime Minister Raila Odinga on what Uhuru needs to do to get DP William Ruto freed at the ICC.
Raila offered three points or conditions that majority of Kenyans agree if acted upon exhausitively will see DP Ruto a free man.
Kalenjins online have expressed optimism that indeed with goodwill the president can easily get Ruto off the jaws of ICC.
”This is all we have been asking for may be in other so many words BUT to be honest Raila has spoken for the 4 million Kalenjins, our elders were not wrong when they baptized him arap Mibey” said Kipkorir Sugow a senior Harambee House Annex operative.
”If any Kalenjin says anything to the contrary then those are the ones doing business with the ICC case to benefit themselves, we hear there are others who pick under-outs for rallies from statehouse capitalizing on the misfortune of our son. We support fully Arap Mibei’s statement” Said Protus Cheruyoit a former military top officer.
Steve K Kewa a top UPR Blogger had this to say:>>This is leadership;Raila has spoken,He has cleared the way,He has set the record straight,Hehas given conditions.The ball is now in the side of those mentioned.The statement is very clear,brief and to the point.Any deviation from this will be wishful thinking.Of all the statements released by Raila in the past 1 week,this one is second to non.I agree with the sentiments fully.We give credit to where it deserves.Thank you..
Here are the three points Raila insists are KEY to get Ruto out:
If President Uhuru is genuine about securing the freedom of his coalition partner and Deputy President, then he must immediately do the following:
1. Order Hon Moses Kuria, David Murathe, Kamotho Waiganjo and Njenga Mwangi to immediately swear affidavits and disclose the names of the witnesses who they recruited against Hon. William Ruto and what they told them to say against him so that the defense lawyers may discredit their testimony in their arguments on “no case to answer.” This will also help those willing to testify in favour of the DP, including myself.
2. Order the former Director of Intelligence Mr. Michael Gichangi, the President’s political advisor Ms Nancy Gitau and Principal Secretary Mr. Mutea Iringo to immediately swear affidavits regarding their role in incriminating Hon. William Ruto and disclosing the evidence that they procured against him so that the defense lawyers succeed in their “no case to answer” motion.
3. Order the National Intelligence Service to immediately recant and withdraw the confidential exhibits 19 and 19 A of the Waki Report which contains the evidence incriminating Hon. William Ruto in the Pre-Election violence of 2007/2008. If the President does not do the above, then we must conclude that he and his PNU brigade are playing a very cruel and callous game against Hon. William Ruto.