NRM youth tell Ruto to focus on ICC crimes 


Museveni and Ruto addressing press in Kapchorwa

NRM Poor Youth Forum has advised Kenya deputy president, William Ruto, to focus on his crimes at the international court other than meddling in Ugandan politics.

The International Criminal Court [ICC] Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, says she has enough evidence to convict Deputy President William Ruto and journalist Joshua Sang.

In her response to their no-case-to-answer motion, Bensouda told the ICC judges that the evidence submitted so far shows the two were responsible for the 2008 post-election violence.

Bensouda argues that Ruto and Sang, using their network, agreed to and had a common plan between themselves and others to evict members of the Kikuyu, Kisii and Kamba communities in particular, because they were perceived to be PNU supporters.

“Ruto controlled the organisation [the Network]; the Network was an organised and hierarchical apparatus of power; there was almost automatic compliance with Ruto’s instructions,” Bensouda said.

NRM youth tell Ruto to focus on his crimes

In a statement issued by the NRM Poor youth coordinator, Isa Kato, the ruling party youth allied to Amama Mbabazi accuse Ruto of campaigning for President Yoweri Museveni.

Ruto was yesterday seen in Kapchorwa where Museveni was due to address rallies and even addressed a joint press conference.

“I would like to convey our utmost dismay to the conduct of HE the deputy President of Kenya Mr. William Ruto. He was invited to launch a Lodge in Kapchorwa but ended up indulging himself in the politics of a one Presidential candidate by campaigning for Candidate Museveni,” Isa says.

“Mr. Ruto should be reminded that the change he is fighting in Uganda was once being fought for by Kenyans.”

The youth said Ruto as a Young man, championed that crusade [change] until now when Kenya is on a great path to democracy and total development.

“Mr. Ruto, You should also be reminded that in 2007. You masterminded in the killings in Kenya because you were not satisfied by the results.”

He adds: “You are still battling cases in the Hague. We hereby ask you to come out and clearly state why you think Uganda does not need change?”

Isa wondered why Ruto is interested in campaigning for “a dictator who has over stayed for 30 years” when he was involved in fighting President Daniel Arap Moi who had lasted for only 22 years.

“As a young man, we expect you to respect and listen to the cries of you fellow generation.”

“This is to therefore direct you from involving in the politics of our nation. We also want you to concentrate on your cases in The Hague before others can pile from Uganda after 2016.”

Meanwhile, both Museveni and Ruto dismissed as rumour reports that the Kenyan deputy president was campaigning for the NRM candidate.

Yet after the conference, Ruto escorted Museveni to campaign rallies both in Kapchorwa and Bulambuli and asked voters to re-elect the NRM candidate come 2016.

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