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URP leaders put pressure on Uhuru to save Ruto from ICC

05 September 2015, 10:15 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - United Republican Party URP leaders will put pressure on President Uhuru Kenyatta to save his deputy William Ruto from the jaws of the International Criminal Court ICC.

The leaders plan to openly ask Uhuru to choose sides when they hold a prayer meeting for Ruto in Kuresoi constituency.

It is believed that Uhuru has developed cold feet over the Ruto ICC campaign and they are seeking to have him push for the release of the DP.

This follows the move by the ICC trial judges to allow the use of recanted evidence in the case, one which threatens to have Ruto's case on a knife edge.

The government has already moved to appeal the decision but it is thought not to be enough by URP leaders.

Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen says that the ICC will be an open topic at the prayer rally.

" We will talk about it and we will be open.We need the attention of the government in this matter," he told News24.

" The government is slow in its response to the case and we need it to put in all its effort in ensuring that the DP is liberated from the ICC," he added.

The Prayer meeting has been fronted by Majority Leader in the National Assembly Aden Duale.

He sent an invitation via text message Friday to all leaders in the Jubilee Coalition to attend and it thus remains to be seen who from the National Alliance Wing of President Kenyatta will attend.

Ruto and journalist Joshua Arap Sang are in the eye of the storm after the recent developments at the ICC, even though the government has protested the recanting of evidence, saying the ICC has gone against an earlier agreement with the Assembly of State Parties ASP at the UN.

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