By S J via Facebook
The AU Heads of State Summit is on this week. As the African Democratic Institute, we are involved in a couple of activities in collaboration with the Bureau of the AU Commission Chairperson.
Earlier this morning while connecting thru JKIA to Addis, I happened to share a flight with my friend Sen. Onesimus Kipchumba Murkomen, Industrialist DJ Chris Kirubi and the anti-ICC activist â€ª#â€ŽDavidMatsangaâ€¬. We shared a quick light-moment session on arrival before Kip and myself pulled aside for some deep, honest talk on matters national including the ensuing Ruto/ICC debate.
Folks, my take is that in as much as the Hon. Raila Odinga wishes DP Ruto well and would spare nothing humanly possible to ensure William is free, Mr. Odinga CANNOT go to the Hague as a Ruto defence witness. The National Intelligence Service and the Jubilee honchos know this FACT so well.
Their purported calls for him to be a witness therefore amount to nothing but 2017 pitchfork politriks aimed at making Jakom look the ‘heartless man who refused to show solidarity yet again, with a former comrade’. It is meant to milk Hon. Odinga dry, twice, using the ICC narrative ahead of next elections.
We all know that Jubilee Alliance was formed with a sole objective of muting the ICC cases against President Kenyatta and if possible, Deputy President Ruto’s. This is largely why the current administration is yet to deliver on any of its signature pledges so much shouted about at Kasarani stadium on April 9th, 2013.
There is therefore no better way to help Ruto than to have all the PNU ‘witnesses’ who were allegedly ‘assigned’ to Ruto case, recalled by their senders who also serve like ticks in the current Government. We are also yet to understand why the President is yet to plead with my teacher AG Githu Muigai, also his cousin, to stage a spirited legal warfare against Samoei’s case like we witnessed last year.
We believe that Mr. Odinga will always continue showing solidarity with the ICC suspects and has done so by consistently calling for local solutions to these issues vide a Special Tribunal, amongst other measures. We all appreciate that Kenyatta and Ruto would govern freely if the ICC dragon were off the presidency’s neck.
Be that as it may, the recent ‘pleas’ for Hon. Odinga to be a Ruto witness bring no political dividend accruals to Odinga side. They are NIS’s ploys to paint him the bad guy who doesn’t ‘turn up when a brother is still in turmoil’, and barricade him from a seemingly overwhelming Kalenjin support after the dangers of a repeated single lie about Mr. Odinga having ‘taken Ruto to the Hague’ became imminent for TNA stalwarts and President Kenyatta’s politburo immediately they were sworn-in.