Eldoret victims turn other cheek
13 September 2013, 18:31
Nairobi - Residents of Eldoret have forgiven Deputy President, William Ruto, for his alleged involvement in the human rights violations that rocked the town after the 2007/08 election.
The residents are confident the International Criminal Court will acquit Ruto of the charges he is facing.
Ruto is under trial at the ICC in The Hague, Switzerland for crimes against humanity, emanating from the deadly violence.
Opening of old wounds
The residents added that they had healed from the mayhem and the ICC case was not doing them any good as it reversed the gains they had made towards.
They appealed to the country to pray for the Deputy President even as he prepares to travel back to The Hague next week for the continuation of the trial.
The sentiments follow a key witness from region withdrawing from those set to testify against Ruto.
Eldoret residents appealed for calm in the cosmopolitan town even as they kept a keen eye on the case proceedings.
The region was among the worst affected by the political violence that will see President Uhuru Kenyatta also standing trail in November.
- CAJ News
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