After the long-term case at the International Criminal Court (ICC), President William can now sleep a free man after the court terminated the case against him.

Ruto was among 6 Kenyan suspects who were facing accusations of crimes against humanity committed after the 2007 presidential elections leaving many dead, others permanently disabled and most families destitute.

The six suspects included; President Ruto, former President Uhuru Kenyatta, former minister Henry Kosgey, former inspector General Mohammed Hussein Ali, former Head of Public Service Francis Muthaura and finally Radio presenter Joshua Arap Sang.

The Deputy Prosecutor, Nazhat Shameem said that she came into conclusion after assessing the information available to her after Chief Prosecutor Karim Khan rescued himself from the case.

“After assessing all the information available to me at this time, I have decided to conclude the investigation phase in the situation in Kenya. I have reached this decision after considering the specific facts and circumstances of this situation,” the statement read in part.

The Hague-based court has since 2010 had all their cases withdrawn or terminated with the prosecution citing lack of evidence and interference of witnesses.

This decision by ICC has sparked mixed reactions from Kenyans on X (formerly known as Twitter). Some of these users have congratulated the President on his win while others have expressed their lack of contentment.

“ICC formally terminate President Ruto’s ICC case. Ruto should now roll his sleeves to uncover the truth on Post Election Violence 2007/8. we can’t burry our heads in sand; people were killed, burnt, raped and their property destroyed and taken. Justice must be served” Makau F. Muli tweet read.

“On Monday, November 27, The International Criminal Court (ICC) concluded its proceedings against President William Ruto, clearing him of all charges. This outcome signifies Ruto’s innocence, prompting gratitude to God. Opponents should reconsider their stance and seek repentance” Dennis Itumbi twitted.


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