Joshua Sang to run for political office on a Jubilee ticket after ICC clearance
Former radio journalist Joshua Arap Sang has declared interest in a political office in next year’s General Election, just two days after the International Criminal Court (ICC) Trial Chamber vacated his case.
Speaking at a press conference at a Nairobi Hotel, Sang said that he would run for a gubernatorial or senatorial seat on a Jubilee ticket.
Sang said he will run for the seats in his native Trans Nzoia County saying that he has received support from his fans to vie for a political seat.
Sang also alluded to the fact that he would relaunch his media career in a Christian TV and radio station before he joins politics.
Sang, who was accompanied by his Lawyer Katwa Kigen, reiterated his joy in the fact that he had been vindicated.
‘The last six years have been tormenting to me and my family. I am happy I was vindicated but I am sad it took so long,” said Sang.
“No audio provided showed that sang spread hatespeech using his program. Sang has no political position hence the political interference indicated by the judges sang should be excused,” said Kigen.
Sang added that he has forgiven those who accused him of crimes against humanity during the 2007/08 Post Election Violence.
“The fixing was politically instigated and I am yet to know the reason,”” he stated. “I feel for the victims and I am praying for them.”
Sang’s statement comes just hours after he claimed the Party of National Unity (PNU) fixed them at The Hague.
Speaking to Citizen Digital Thursday morning, Sang said the case at the ICC was politically motivated and those in the government fixed him and five others.
“I did not expect to be in that list. There are many people who were involved in taking us to the ICC. Those who fixed me know it, they have announced themselves, there is no need to repeat it,” said Sang.
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