Deputy President William Rutoâ€™s lead lawyer Karim Khan has said the â€˜fixingâ€™ allegations Rutoâ€™s defence team has levelled against Mutea Iringo are true.
â€œThereâ€™s no cause to apologise. As a Queenâ€™s Counsel, I know my responsibility,â€ rebuffed Khan. Iringoâ€™s job became a matter of time when over the weekend Senator Charles Keter (URP-Kericho) openly told the group which fixed the Deputy President and are still serving in government to pack and leave asap, wondering where their loyalties lie in the prevailing circumstances.
â€œWe cannot keep on sharing power with such individuals. Some of us are not ready to negotiate with such people. We are not going to do that because we want the truth to prevail and we do not know where the loyalty of these people really is,â€ Said Keter, Rutoâ€™s right hand man.
But Iringo was not amused. In a letter to Khan, he fired:
â€œI expect that the legal team that you head should avoid playing political games and instead conduct legitimate credible investigations without tarnishing names of innocent individuals using the privilege of ICC forum, when these individuals may have no means and or similar platform to respond to such accusations.â€
In parliament, Majority Leader Aden Duale moved to cool tempers, claiming there is no leader in the Jubilee government who coached witnesses. Considering that Duale is a URP legislator, the days ahead will be very interesting.
Elsewhere, President Uhuru Kenyatta moved to prematurely end the case against him when he demanded that the Mungiki witnesses set to testify against him should be brought home to face charges related to the post poll violence. What are these now?