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Stop reckless utterances at prayer rallies for Ruto

By Chief Onunga | October 14th 2015

The current prayer rallies for Deputy President William Ruto over his ICC case could polarise the country.

Politicians are using the rallies to hurl insults at their rivals in the name of prayers.

The so-called prayers organised by the likes of Aden Duale will not achieve anything. Duale is well known for his chest-thumping attitude and divisive utterances.

The ‘prayer warriors’ are not interceding for victims of post-election violence. Is it because the victims do not deserve the right to be heard? Is the Government making any effort to ensure that justice is done?

To the political class, it seems nobody was killed, raped or displaced! The prayer rallies are the worst ethnic hate forums and, if not stopped, could lead the country to chaos.

{Chief Onunga, Arusha}

 It is always believed that love is blind but I have come to realise that power is blinder than love. This is in connection with the ongoing ICC “movie series”.

It is at this critical moment that the deputy president should open his eyes and see the kind of game being played by his team-mates, including Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria.

Ruto should ask Kuria to reveal why he decided to fix him and what his intention was.

Let the Jubilee MPs give God the reverence He deserves when they go beforeHim to pray for a breakthrough in the ICC case. As they pray, their focus should be peace and not being fixated on Raila Odinga.

{Nicholas Ouma, Kisumu}

 As the blame games continue between the Jubilee-led Government and the Opposition, victims of the 2007-2008 violence are suffering mentally and emotionally.

I kindly urge all the parties involved in these fixing games to stop the blame games and let the ICC deal with the case. If surely the accused persons are innocent, definitely the ICC will give a fair ruling and judgement.

{David Waruhari ,Nairobi}

 The war of words between Jubilee and CORD coalitions over who fixed Ruto at the ICC is a waste of time.

It should be noted that the prosecution led by Fatou Bensouda has already closed its case. Therefore the two coalitions should let the court process determine whether Ruto was fixed or not.

ICC is a credible institution and is able to judge whether the accounts of witnesses are true or not. Our politicians should therefore stop this war of words that is bound to bring hatred among Kenyans.

If Jubilee politicians believe that Ruto and Sang were really fixed, it is up to their defence lawyers to prove that before the judges.

Kenya has for a long time been yearning for unification, something that seems to be far from being achieved if this war on who fixed who continues.


The same politicians involved in this battle were the ones who preferred post-election violence cases to be heard at The Hague.

Consequently, they should give the court space to determine the case.

{Alice Akinyi, Maseno}

The Ruto fixing debate is a recipe for chaos. The twists and turns in the ICC case will soon reach a boiling point.

The debate will most likely bring down the gains made in the peace and reconciliation process and taking this country back to the dark days.

{Steve Wakenga, Maseno}

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