They have been calling FM stations to advance the same. I have told them yes, I want that position. I am also ready to serve as Deputy Party leader and eventually presidential running mate to Raila. If that happens, it would completely change the political equation in the Rift Valley in favour of ODM.
How is your relationship with Eldoret North MP William Ruto, and when did you last chat?
A... Our relationship remains cordial because we have never quarreled and technically we are still in the same party. Setting the right public agenda also drives my policy and that is why I have been elected MP six times.
If ODM national elections were held today, which position would you go for?
I will contest the position of deputy party leader. I have the necessary political experience to support that position and I have equally received a lot of encouragement from my people to go for the same.
What chance would you give ODM in the coming presidential race?
A...I am sure Raila is going to win the presidency and ODM is going to form the next Government.
There are those who have claim Raila may have been involved in forwarding the names of the original O’campo Six to The Hague. What is your view?
I do not believe so because the PM advocated for a local tribunal that MPs voted against out of the instigation of some of The Hague suspects who thought ICC was better. The slogan then was “Don’t Be Vague, lets go to The Hague”. I strongly believe such claims against the PM are unfair.
Do you support Government attempts to revert the ICC cases to the East African Court of Justice?
I am not a legal expert but I do not think the East African Court of Justice has the jurisdiction of handling ICC cases. It could also be a long process before it changes its jurisdiction. What is interesting is that last year, I was the only one out of the then O’campo Six who had agreed that the cases be referred locally or to Arusha, Tanzania.
What went through your mind when you appeared for the confirmation of charges at The Hague?
I said from the beginning that I was falsely accused and that I was to be vindicated at some point and it came to pass.
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