RAILA: ONLY UHURU HAS THE KEY TO RUTO's
I have read the news from Kenya while here in
Korea that Jubilee is asking me to go and testify
as a defence witness on behalf of Hon. William
Ruto at his trial at The Hague. I am intrigued by
Firstly, Hon. William Ruto has not been put on his
defence. The ICC is yet to rule whether Hon Ruto
has a case to answer. I don't know what
information those calling upon me to testify for
Hon. William Ruto have, but they seem to know
something that the rest of us do not know. I find
this premature talk about Ruto's defense curious
and disturbing indeed.
Secondly, I have stated in the past that I am
willing to testify on behalf of Hon. William Ruto,
that ODM was not in any way involved in planning
any violence in the 2007/2008 period or any
period at all.
Ever since I made that offer, I have been publicly
and privately told by persons claiming to stand
with Hon. William Ruto that my testimony is not
needed. In fact, Hon. Ruto and his legal team
have been publicly beseeched by the same
Jubilee politicians challenging me today to testify,
not to accept any help from me. This makes the
renewed urgent call for me to testify even more
curious and disturbing. Something seems to be
afoot and only this Jubilee brigade seems to
But most curious and disturbing is the fact that
nobody is talking about recanting and
withdrawing the false testimony that they confess
they used against Hon. William Ruto at his trial.
My testimony in support of Hon. William Ruto will
not assist him so long as the false testimony
procured against him by the PNU brigade remains
on record at The Hague. My testimony would
equally require that those who coached witnesses
disclose what they told the witnesses to say
against Hon Ruto to enable me effectively counter
the lies in aide of the DP.
The only people who can recant, disclose and
withdraw the false testimony against Hon.
William Ruto are President Uhuru Kenyatta and
his PNU brigade. The freedom of Hon. William
Ruto is therefore in the hands of President Uhuru
Kenyatta. He is the one with the key to his
If President Uhuru is genuine about securing the
freedom of his coalition partner and Deputy
President, then he must immediately do the
1. Order Hon Moses Kuria, David Murathe,
Kamotho Waiganjo and Njenga Mwangi to
immediately swear affidavits and disclose the
names of the witnesses who they recruited
against Hon. William Ruto and what they told
them to say against him so that the defense
lawyers may discredit their testimony in their
arguments on "no case to answer." This will also
help those willing to testify in favour of the DP,
2. Order the former Director of Intelligence Mr.
Michael Gichangi, the President's political advisor
Ms Nancy Gitau and Principal Secretary Mr.
Mutea Iringo to immediately swear affidavits
regarding their role in incriminating Hon. William
Ruto and disclosing the evidence that they
procured against him so that the defense lawyers
succeed in their "no case to answer" motion.
3. Order the National Intelligence Service to
immediately recant and withdraw the confidential
exhibits 19 and 19 A of the Waki Report which
contains the evidence incriminating Hon. William
Ruto in the Pre-Election violence of 2007/2008. If
the President does not do the above, then we
must conclude that he and his PNU brigade are
playing a very cruel and callous game against
Hon. William Ruto.
HON RAILA A. ODINGA;
OCTOBER 12, 2015.