With barely 12 months remaining to the next general election, DP Ruto is facing uphill task of balancing his campaign tactics and the ongoing bottleneck vacated ICC case.
DP Ruto’s lawyer Paul Gicheru today lost an appeal seeking the confirmation of charges of witnes tampering involving Ruto’s case.
Lawyer Paul Gicheru is now set to face the ICC judges to answer the charges against him for allegedly influencing the withdrawal of ICC witnesses in Ruto’s case.
If the prosecution will be able to prove the charges against Mr. Gicheru then it could be bad news for Mr. Ruto whose case file can be reopened in case of new evidence.
DP Ruto is accused of influencing the ethnic violence in the 2007/08 post general election violence that led to the lose of lives and properties, displacement of people among other uncouth activities.
Lawyer Paul Gicheru surrendered himself last year seeking to be quited in DP Ruto’s case citing that he didn’t influence the withdrawal of the witnesses.
Ruto announced his interest to replace the head of state president Uhuru Kenyatta in 2022 presidential race and this case might jeopardize his state house journey if the court will find lawyer Paul Gicheru guilty for having tampered with the aforesaid witnesses.