Ruto Allies, afraid that their party boss and Deputy President will be left on his devices, convened an informal meeting to chart the way forward after learning ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda had dropped the case against President Kenyatta. Rightly so, the DP, who faces crimes against humanity, and his supporters are alive to the fact that the government may lend minimal if any support.
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Another meeting was held at the Spring Valley home of a Cabinet Secretary affiliated to URP that lasted until midnight to ponder the fate of the DP. The URP legislator explored ways in which they could ensure that government would continue supporting Ruto.
The DP told a gathering in Kilifi that his relationship with the President had not changed and he was happy that he had been vindicated. However Bomet East MP Bernard Bett asked the President not abandon his deputy.
“We congratulate the President on this relieving development. He should, however, not rest until his deputy is acquitted — otherwise it would be an act of betrayal,” the MP said.
This further reinforces sentiments shared by some political pundits that the marriage of UhuRuto was based on the ICC cases.