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Why Ruto is yet to attend any ICC 'prayer' rally

18 October 2015, 10:25 William Korir

Nairobi - Despite the willingness by Jubilee Coalition politicians to pray for his release from the clutches of the International Criminal Court ICC during highly publicized rallies, Deputy President William Ruto has yet to attend any. Why?

So far there have been 6 rallies held in efforts to pray for Ruto and journalist Joshua Sang's release from the court but whilst Sang has been seen there, Ruto has yet to appear.

According to sources close to the DP, he has been ordered by his defence team at the Hague to keep a distance from the rallies and if possible denounce them.

He has yet to denounce them, but last week stated that he had everything under control and did not need to be helped by politicians to deal with the case.

It is understood that the negative narrative painted about the ICC at the rallies is not doing him any favours.

" The ICC is watching closely and keenly and the DP has been told to stay as far away as possible from the rallies, " the source told News24.

" It is not something that will help him and he knows too, so he has to be careful on how to work around the rallies," the source added.

The ICC has previously stated that in any event negative things about the court or the ongoing trial are said, it will affect the accused.

Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has previously warned of such consequences, meaning that Ruto has been handicapped in that respect especially with the case at a critical stage.

" Ruto has been well advised to stay away because in truth, those rallies are anti ICC rallies and will only help alienate him further at the Hague, " political analyst Michael Njenga says.

" Once the prayers are done, they turn into a stage for accusations, propaganda, political manifestations and even lies and Ruto does not need such association around him at this hour," he adds.

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