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DP William Ruto says his case at ICC will end soon, not interested in those who ‘fixed’ him

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By LEONARD KORIR | November 14th 2013

BY LEONARD KORIR

NAROK,KENYA: Deputy President William Ruto has broken his silence over the raging debate on some top government individuals alleged to have conspired in fixing him at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Ruto said it was wrong for the country and its leadership to waste time and resources discussing on an issue whose time was coming to its end.

Speaking at Lolgorian trading centre in Trans Mara West Sub County during the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Narok County Government and Indian investors towards the construction of a sugar factory, Ruto appealed for politicians to exercise sobriety on the matter.

 The deputy president said he was personally not interested in knowing those who fixed him since he was optimistic that his case at the Hague was weak and would soon coming to a close.

 This comes barely days after Kericho County senator, Charles Keter called for the sacking of some top government officials believed to have coached witnesses to testify against Ruto.

 “This is not the time to point an accusing finger at each other and wanting to know who fixed who and who did not but instead we should be focusing on how best we can fix the various challenges facing all of us as a nation. We must be consulting on how to fix our roads, unemployment among other problems,” said Ruto.

He reiterated that the case facing him and President Uhuru Kenyatta should not divide the nation on party and tribal lines but instead should be a uniting pillar. “Waswahili husema yaliyopita si ndwele tugange yajayo (the past should not matter, let us focus on issues coming ahead of us).We might have been fixed by some people in government as alleged but that should not be a big issue which should give us sleepless nights,” Ruto said.

He said Jubilee government was committed to delivering the promises it made to Kenyans and nothing will stop them from living to their pledge.

The deputy president was accompanied by among others Narok county governor Samuel Ole Tunai and legislators, Gideon Konchellah(Kilgoris), Patrick Ntutu (Narok West), Ken Kiloku (Narok East), Johana Ngeno (Emurua Dikirr), Korei Lemein (Narok South), Mithika Linturi (Igembe South) and Francis Nderitu (Ndaragwa).

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