“Thou shalt not buy justice,” this was part of Judge Ekaterina’s warnings to Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto when they were allowed to return home during the pre-trial chamber ruling which found them guilty of mass murder. But Uhuru and Ruto, buoyed by state power having ascended into the presidency, have told off the ICC, albeit non-verbally.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto have this morning kicked off closing IDP camps in the Rift Valley region.
The two leaders started the exercise this morning at Vumilia camp in Mai Mahiu Nakuru County where sh 109 million was given to 275 households with each family receiving 400,000 shillings.
The move immediately drew reaction from leaders in other parts of the country who felt it was discrimination of the highest order by giving some IDPs close to half a million shillings while others were only awarded a paltry Ksh 10,000.
This is the most painful thing they have ever done openly
Most Luo IDPs were never resettled or given any money while Kisii IDPs who were living atÂ Ekerenyo area of Nyamira county only got 10,00o through their provincial administration and their camp forcefully closed down leaving them by the roadside.
“This is the most painful thing they have ever done openly,” said an IDP who was given ksh 10,000 to buy land and fend for the family.
The hurried IDPs resettlement is viewed as a move aimed at cleansing Uhuru and Ruto as last attempts to hoodwink the international criminal court at the Hague that reconciliation is ongoing in the country.
All the president and his deputy are doing is just pure PR, they want a good story that can be demonstrated to the judges at the ICC, and the event are well coordinated with a message of hope. The president basically went to the IDP camps to collect evidence for his defense at The Hague said a human rights activist who requested anonymity.