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Ruto ally wants DP to ‘crack the whip’ on those who disrespected him

A close confidant of Deputy President William Ruto has urged the DP to “crack the whip” on all those who were “disrespectful and disloyal” to him at the time he stood trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Donald Kipkorir, a renowned lawyer in Nairobi, made the claims on his official Facebook page in the wake of Mr Ruto’s acquittal by the Hague-based court for charges of crimes against humanity on Tuesday evening.

Kipkorir, who has served in among other Government portfolios, as chairman of a special task force to guide the Labour Ministry on how to regulate employment agencies, wrote:

“That is not to forget those who disrespected the DP when the case was on. We know many, who were praying day and night for his conviction. Some, even in Government disrespected him. Some Ministers, State Corporations CEOs and Chairmen, and even political activists, forgot that this Government is a Presidency: President and Deputy President.”


“For the remaining term in office, the Deputy President must crack the whip and remove all who were disrespectful and disloyal to him,” Kipkorir added.

DP Ruto and former radio journalist Joshua arap Sang on Tuesday had their crimes against humanity cases terminated at the Hague based ICC, a decision that led to widespread celebrations in some parts of the country.

Mr Ruto and Mr Sang are the last of the six initial suspects to be cleared off the offences related to the 2007/2008 post elections violence.

Others are President Uhuru Kenyatta, former Commissioner of Police Hussein Ali, Ambassador Francis Muthaura and former Cabinet Minister Henry Kosgey.