Governor Ruto says ICC vindicated Kalenjin community

Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto

Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto has changed tune and lauded the International Criminal Court (ICC) for dropping the cases against Deputy President William Ruto and former radio journalist Joshua Arap Sang.

The Governor, who did not attend the thanksgiving rally hosted by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy Ruto at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru, said the cases had portrayed the Kalenjin community as warmongers.

Speaking at Bomet Stadium, the Governor asked the President and his deputy to use the opportunity to unite the country.

Meanwhile, Siaya County leaders have asked the national government to turn focus into compensating the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) following the termination of Ruto’s case.

The MPs, Jakoyo Midiwo (Gem) and Omondi Muluan (Alego Usonga), accused the national government of discriminating against certain communities in compensation process.

Speaking at separate functions, they threatened to sue the government over the unfair distribution of funds to resettle the post election victims.
They said the government should act with speed to address the plight of the IDPs in Siaya County or else they will move to court.
MP  Muluan  said that he will table a petition in Parliament to that effect as soon as he receives the list of all the IDPs who have not been compensated in his area.
Early this year, the government released Ksh 1 billion to conclude the resettlement of all remaining IDPs in the country. This brought the total amount spent on resettling IDPs to Ksh 17.5 billion.

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