I have apologised to Ruto’s wife, kids for coaching witnesses – Kuria
Moses Kuria further said he told the truth to the mother and father of journalist Joshua Sang, who is DP William Ruto’s co-accused at the ICC,.
“I said ‘sorry’ to Ruto’s wife, Rachel, and their kids, who are my good friends, as well as the parents of Sang for the role I played in the cases facing them,” he said, and apologised to the public.
Speaking during a Citizen TV interview on Tuesday night, Kuria said his conscience would not let him remain mum on the matter.
“My integrity is more important, my conscience is also important. If I were to look back and hear what other parties say, it would not be fair,” he said.
Kenya is “embedded in a lie and fallacies” with regard to the cases against Ruto and Sang in connection to the 2007/8 post-poll chaos, Kuria said.
But he noted that the Jubilee coalition is not forcing him to push for the dismissal of the cases as “I am mature enough to make my own decisions”.
“I am 44 years old, I cannot be used by anyone or told what to do. I am man enough to decide on my own,” he said.
Kuria challenged Cord leader Raila Odinga to also apologise “for his role in fixing Ruto”, and testify at the ICC for the DP to be absolved of crimes against humanity charges.
“Raila is like my father. I expect him to lead and have more threshold than I do,” he said.
Speaking after recording a statement at CID over the matter on Tuesday afternoon, Kuria said five witnesses were procured to give false testimony against Ruto before the commissions, culminating in the ICC charges.
“What do you benefit if someone is jailed?” he posed, but said he could not name the witnesses as it would jeopardise investigations.
He asked Raila to record a statement; the Opposition leader had declined to do so and later gave conditions for testifying for the DP.
Kuria confessed to buying off witnesses, claiming Narc Kenya leader Martha helped during her tenure as Justice minister.
The MP, who also implicated Kisumu Senator Anyang’ Nyong’o, was ordered to refrain from linking Karua to the case until Wednesday, when her case against him was set for hearing.