DP Ruto back in the country after Hague trip
28 January 2015, 18:30
Nairobi - Deputy President William Ruto is back in the country following his trip and appearance at his crimes against humanity case at the International Criminal Court ICC.
The DP attended the opening embers of his trial last week but also requested for permission not to attend the trial for the latter stages of the week so as to allow him to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland which ended over the weekend.
The DP arrived in the country just after 5 PM Wednesday evening.
He will jump straight into duty, as he takes over the country's leadership from president Uhuru Kenyatta who is set to travel to Addis Ababa Ethiopia to attend the African Union AU summit.
Among the key topics of discussion at the summit will be African involvement in the ICC and Rome Statutes.
Ruto is seeking an end to his trial at the ICC after it emerged that several witnesses had lied about their evidence as presented before the court.
His defence team has petitioned the ICC judges to end the trial as the prosecution has built its case on false evidence.
In matters closer home, Ruto will have to deal with issues relating to his and president Kenyatta's new party the Jubilee Alliance Party JAP, which has yet to receive the requisite goodwill from some members of his United Republican Party URP.
It is understood that many MPs from URP are against a merger of the party, as they claim it will kill the party and put their futures in doubt in the case of political divorce.
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