Elders hold prayers to end ICC case against DP William Ruto

Elders hold prayers to end ICC case against DP William Ruto

Political leaders and community elders from Pokot and Turkana met at Nakwamoru in Turkana South on Sunday in a traditional prayer over the cases facing Deputy President William Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Community elders from both sides “cast the demons asking the spirit of ICC to quit and leave the Deputy President to serve Kenyans”.

Turkana South Member of Parliament James Lomenen said: “It is only Kenyans who can sort out their matters but not foreign courts.”

Lomenen added that President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto unified the Kalenjin and Kikuyu communities alleged to have fought during the 2007/08 Post Election Violence and now they live in peace, wondering what else the ICC wanted with the Deputy President yet the case ended after unifying the two communities.

The leaders want the ICC case terminated so as to allow the Deputy President to tour the peaceful areas that were once a battle field for the two communities and initiate development projects other than attend the ICC case that seems to have no evidence against him at all.

“Leaders should be allowed to work with its people for development, but not to keep leaders running around wasting funds that are supposed to provide service to the people.”

All the legislators spoke in one voice condemning the ICC case saying peace has already been realized after decades of war and enemity.

According to Kacheliba MP Mark Lomunokol, elders were adviced to do all they can to ensure that the DP and Sang are set free.

Sigor MP Philip Rotino, told the elders that he had banked all hope in them and should try all means to pray traditionally and end the case.

To harmonize the traditional prayers, a bull was slaughtered and roasted with the skin and shared among the two communities, while some rituals were performed by the elders.

The Legislators are on a tour of Turkana and Pokot to beseech God against the case as they also preach for long lasting peace among the warring communities.

The meeting was attended by five legislators including Samuel Moroto (Kapenguria), Philip Rotino (Sigor), Mark Lomunukol (Kacheliba), Protus Akuja (Loima) and James Lomenen (Turkana South).


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Story By Gathoni Jemimah
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