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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

KANU TO DP WILLIAM RUTO: APOLOGISE OR ELSE...



KANU TO DP WILLIAM RUTO: APOLOGISE OR ELSE...

ELDORET: Kanu officials want Deputy President William Ruto to apologise for claiming that its Chairman Gideon Moi and Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto are praying for his conviction by the International Criminal Court ( ICC). The leaders are also furious over the DP's comparison of Kanu to a corpse during a burial in Uasin Gishu a few days ago. During the function, the DP accused Gidion, Mr Ruto and President Uhuru Kenyatta's Political Advisor Joshua Kuttuny of praying that he be jailed by the ICC so that they could succeed him politically. The Baringo senator had attended the burial but left before Ruto arrived. While addressing mourners, Gideon steered clear of politics and only condoled the bereaved family. Tuesday, the Kanu stalwarts led by the Secretary General Nick Salat, West Pokot Senator John Lonyangapuo, his nominated colleague Senator Zipporah Kittony and regional officials said the DP must take responsibility for his public utterances against their chairman. See also: Kenya promises to consult relevant organisations on Dadaab closure Speaking to The Standard on phone, Mr Salat said the DP's claims were uncalled for and he should desist from attacking Kanu without proof. "He holds a high office in the country and it is unfortunate that he can resort to making wild utterances about innocent leaders. We expect nothing less than an apology from him," he explained. During the burial, the DP said: "I am telling them that it is not good to wish your brother ill and they should check the depth of the hole they are digging for me because they might be the political casualties." Tuesday, Salat said they were considering taking take legal action against the DP for his statements. "We are currently reviewing footage captured at different functions because we do not want him to say that he was misquoted. If it is indeed true that he made such unsavoury remarks against our party, we shall not stop at anything short of a legal redress," he said on phone.