Despite Deputy President William Ruto’s URP politicians recently claiming the Deputy President has been left in the cold, revelations that a well-known state operative has been wooing several prosecution witnesses to drop out of the case points to a well choreographed ploy by state to save the DP.
The fallout seem to have arisen after ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda ‘caught up’ with the operative, a lawyer, prompting Khan, in a rather desperate move, to dismiss the man.
So effective has the man been that he was given a state appointment last year.
Khan however dismisses his shadowy activities and has threatened to expose him.Â â€œYou have absolutely no involvement in my team nor have you been tasked directly or indirectly by DP William Rutoâ€.
â€œEven more worrying is the information I have received from various sources that you are allegedly seeking to contact people believed to be ICC prosecution witnesses, with the intention of asking them to â€˜come homeâ€™ or not testify before the ICC,â€ reads a letter allegedly from Khan to the state operative.
However, pundits believe Khan is playing to the gallery in an attempt to hoodwink the ICC that DP Ruto had nothing to do with witness interference machinations by the man.
Government sources are frustrated with the case as DP Ruto keeps on giving mixed signals. On one hand, DP Ruto believes he will be acquitted by following all rules. On the other, however, there is a feeling that the case should be tampered with at witness level.