The Eldoret North MP claimed that, on the contrary, it was Raila who ought to be behind bars since he was the principal beneficiary of the 2007-2008 post-elections violence. "He is in the position of Prime Minister not because of votes by Kenyans but because of the violence that rocked the country after the disputed elections," said Ruto.
The statement signed by Raila Odinga Secretariat, and not Raila himself, on March 10, 2012, said crimes against humanity were worse than murder yet the Kenyan suspects remained free, traversing the country holding prayer meetings.
It continued: "While Kenyans suspected of the lesser crime of murder conduct their prayers only behind the forbidden walls of Kamiti Maximum Security Prison, often for years before their cases are heard."
On Sunday Ruto said Kenyans could now see that it was "beyond reasonable doubt" that the PM had been scheming for their detention despite previous denials.
He accused him of hatching the scheme to prosecute then unfairly using political reasons on the account of post-election violence. "There has been a consistent pattern, first there was the ODM letter to the United Nations that we should be arrested, tried and hanged at The Hague and this confirms that he is part of a scheme that we should be prosecuted," he claimed.
The United Republican Party (URP) leader said there was consistency and it is now obvious and beyond any reasonable doubt that the "author, architect and mastermind of this grand scheme against Uhuru and myself" is Raila.
"Now that he believes we are criminals and should be hanged, then what about himself, a principal beneficiary of what happened? He should have been there (jail) before pointing fingers," said Ruto.
The MP also asked why Raila had not resigned from his position as Prime Minister because Kenyans shed blood during the post-election violence.
MPs allied to Ruto claimed the ICC cases were politically instigated. "The so-called developed countries can influence the proceedings at the ICC because they have their hidden agenda in countries of interest," claimed Cherangâany MP Joshua Kuttuny.