Sonko: Those Who Fixed Ruto Must Resign
Nairobi Senator Mike Mbuvi Sonko now wants those alleged to have fixed Ruto and are still in government to resign or be ejected forcefully.
Sonko said there is no way the jubilee government can work with traitors and has asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to dismiss them.
The Nairobi senator said he will stage nationwide demonstrations to force them out of office if President Kenyatta does not sack the alleged fixers.
The senator further said those expressing their opinion on the matter should not be gagged.
On Thursday, Deputy President William Ruto said it was immaterial whether he was fixed or not saying it was not the time for blame games.
Ruto’s assertion comes at a time when the Jubilee government appears to be experiencing some friction over the claims
The issue was sparked off by Kericho Senator Charles Keter who said that some senior government officials took part in fixing the Deputy President
The Senator said those who were behind the ‘fixing Ruto’ should resign.
Keter claimed that the officials procured, coached and paid witnesses to testify against Ruto at the International Criminal Court.
The Ruto fixing allegations were the subject of intense debate in the National Assembly on Wednesday with Majority Leader Aden Duale coming to the defense of the Government over the matter.
‘No one is capable of fixing the respected deputy President’ said Duale in Parliament.
The President’s political advisor Joshua Kutuny called on leaders to desist from calls for resignation of government officials allegedly involved in ‘fixing’ Ruto at the International criminal Court (ICC).
Kutuny has as ill-advised calls by Kericho senator Charles Keter for resignation of senior officials under former President Mwai Kibaki’s regime on claims they coached witnesses in the Ruto case.
‘The ill-advised position being portrayed by some leaders that some individuals in the Jubilee Government who served during retired President Mwai Kibaki’s regime, in one way or another coached ICC witnesses to testify against the Deputy President William Ruto should be treated as utterly contemptuous and uncalled for,’ said Kutuny in a statement sent to newsrooms.
Kutuny noted that such calls are against national unity and would only derail President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government from delivering services to Kenyans effectively.
This comes days after Ruto’s defence team at The Hague released 10 names of those who allegedly coached witnesses to ‘fix’ Ruto.
Ruto’s trial at The Hague resumes on Thursday next week, and Kenyatta’s case is expected to kick off on 5th February, next year.
By Maureen Murimi