DP Ruto with Sang [Photo: Courtesy]

Joshua arap Sang, the former Kass FM presenter, became a household name after being accused together with President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto at the International Criminal Court (ICC) following the post-election violence in 2008.

He is now seeking Uhuru’s attention on Facebook.

Others who were charged with the trio and were all later cleared are former Head of Civil Service Francis Muthaura, former Police Commissioner Brigadier Hussein Ali and Henry Kosgey, former Industrialisation minister.

Despite being yoked together with the ICC indictment, Sang now laments that his attempts to meet Uhuru have not yielded fruits.

He posted his interest and intentions to meet Uhuru on Facebook: “My President, I have tried all means to meet you in vain. Allow me to use this channel to request for an appointment”.

Sang’s plea attracted various reactions, with some Kenyans speculating on who could be frustrating his efforts to meet the president, while some quarters thought his past political choices are to blame for his woes, including his endorsement of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga during the 2013 presidential elections, when he declared that Raila was the best candidate to take over from Mwai Kibaki, even though Uhuru and Ruto were gunning for the presidency.  

When sought for comment, Sang downplayed the whole thing arguing, explaining that: “Ilikuwa ya hapo tu (it was a spur of the moment thing)…but there is something happening now. Let us just leave it there.”  

Sang, who hails from Trans Nzoia County, had expressed interest in the Senate but shelved his ambitions to concentrate on the court case and later unsuccessfully tried to run for the Trans Nzoia governor’s seat in 2017 on a Jubilee ticket, but was knocked out during the party’s nominations.  

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