Moses Kuria: I fixed Ruto at the Hague
Controversial legislator Moses Kuria has confessed to “fixing” Deputy President William Ruto at the International Criminal Court in the Hague.
Speaking at a public rally on Sunday, the Gatundu South Member of Parliament, sensationally claimed that he, together with politician Martha Karua, procured witnesses to go testify against Ruto.
“It was all about competition and I am ready to testify at the Hague,” Kuria said. Karua, a former Presidential candidate and member of Parliament for Gichugu was unavailable for comment.
Ruto and his co accused journalist Joshua arap Sang are facing charges of crimes against humanity at the Hague based court for their alleged involvement in the 2007-08 post election violence.
The four year old case is nearing completion after prosecutor Fatou Bensouda confirmed earlier this month that she had exhausted the witnesses.
Kuria’s utterances are sure to create a new spin in the Kenyan political dynamics. Even prior to Kuria’s “confession”, there have been discontent among Ruto’s political allies in Parliament over claims that the government isnt doing enough to free the Deputy President of what they believe are “trumped up charges”.
Meanwhile, this is the latest chapter of Kuria’s controversial career in politics. He has in the past been accused of and brought before court of among other things, hate speech utterances and posts on his official social media pages.
President Uhuru Kenyatta, former public servants Mohammed Hussein Ali and Francis Muthaura and Henry Kosgei were also charged at the Hague alongside Ruto and Sang but had their charges dropped for lack of sufficient evidence.