Deputy President William Ruto’s lawyer, the cantankerous Karim Khan, advised him to airlift his mother, an old kalenjin grandmother, to the Hague where, on motion, the elderly lady is expected to wail profusely and capture the emotions of both the Judges and Mother of world Justice, the fearless Fatou Bensouda.
The old elderly mama Samoei will make so much sad noises that the ICC may be forced to adjourn. This is in contrary to the national anthem and the Kenyan flags which a group of Mps have been (mis) using as a show of patriotism to the suspected murderer.
However, the decision to airlift the mama Samoei has shocked the whole Kimagut village and beyond, with elderly women who know her saying the old she is afraid of heights.
“Even in Primary school she never used to jump, how will she manage the ‘bird’ (aircraft),” posed Chepchumba, the woman living on the other side of mama Ruto’s boma.
Despite the mainstream media wanting everyone to believe that Ruto’s case at the ICC will crumble tomorrow, or a walk in the park, it is now emerging that the Deputy president may just be hanged, much to the amusement of this writer, who neither likes him nor hates the ICC.
The appearance of an old sickly mother of an accused African killer will most likely be recorded as a first since the ICC, a political court doing God’s work among despotic rulers, began operations.
How will images of Ruto’s mother play in the public opinion tomorrow? It will be interesting to see his daughter June, wife Rachel, and mom climbing the stairs of the Hague based court for the next 18 days.
Let us not forget that tomorrow we shall watch the incomprehensible burning of Kikuyus in the Kiambaa church, eldoret; a sin that shocked even angel Gabriel, who had just left the church premises to go save Uhuru’s victims of Naivasha.
Watch this space.