Why are Cabinet Secretaries at the Hague with Ruto?
13 January 2016, 19:12
Nairobi - Cabinet Secretaries have accompanied Deputy President William Ruto to the Hague, prompting the opposition to ask questions over the status of the trip.
A number of CS' are at the Hague with Ruto with the most striking being newly appointed Secretaries Mwangi Kiunjuri of the Devolution Ministry and Energy's Charles Keter.
The two are barely a month old in their various dockets.
The Constitution bars the President from appointing politicians to cabinet positions but the two, who are former politicians are at the Hague with Ruto who is seeking clearance from his current Crimes Against Humanity charges at the International Criminal Court ICC.
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Keter is a known ally of Ruto's with the DP attending his celebration ceremony in Kericho in December. Kiunjuri on the other hand it is said has travelled on the recommendation of President Uhuru Kenyatta to support the DP.
" The CS is away in Europe," a query to the Devolution Ministry by News24 was replied.
It is also not clear who is footing the bills of the CS's.
Majority Leader of the National Assembly Aden Duale said last week that those leaders who would travel to the Hague would go their on their own accord.
A source at State house told News24 otherwise.
" The CS' are there to support Ruto on recommendation of the President".
Ruto will be at the Hague until Friday as he seeks to have his ICC case ended due to what he terms as lack of evidence.
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