The decision by the ICC to declare the case that Deputy President William Ruto and radio journalist Joshua Arap Sang were facing as a mistrial elicited reactions from Kenyans across the country.
Eldoret the hometown of the Deputy President went wild with excitement after receiving the news. Supporters led by Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago flocked the streets, chanting for hours.
Twitter was abuzz as Kenyans online congratulated the two. However, there were those who felt that it was also time the victims of the 2007 post violence elections were remembered.
Hon. Aden Duale Verifie @HonAdenDuale : Congratulations @WilliamsRuto & Joshua Arap Sang. It has been a long journey since 2010 but the truth has revealed itself. #NoCaseToAnswer
Cyprian, Is Nyakundi @C_NyaKundiH Nobody has stood with the ICC Victims except God. If anyone killed poor Kenyans, they will pay one day . #NoCaseToAnswer
Wekesa Bill Jr @wekesabilly: Ruto and Sang finally acquitted. A sigh of relief for Kenyans #NoCaseToAnswer
NANCY OKUTAH @nancyokutah As we celebrate #NoCaseToAnswer remember this Kenyan PEV victim got no justice .May God intervene
Kongong'a Ray @kongongar: After six years of mental pain and agony ICC says Ruto and Sang have #NoCaseToAnswer now focus should be on the victims rights to justice
Joel Karanja @JoelSeamo: Congratulations DP @WilliamsRuto and Sang for the #NoCaseToAnswer .. Sasa ni wakati wa kulifanyia taifa letu kazi
William Ruto and Sang were accused of being criminally responsible as indirect co-perpetrators for murder, deportation or forcible transfer of population and persecution. The crimes were committed during the 2007-2008 post-election skirmishes.
Ruto had asked the court to enter a judgment for his acquittal while Sang had asked for a ruling that he has no case to answer.