Political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi claims lawyer Paul Gicheru went to Hague to incriminate Deputy President William Ruto.
Taking to his Twitter handle to pen the allegations, the vocal analyst compared DP Ruto’s case to that of DRC’s Pierre Bemba adding that he will face charges soon.
Bemba is DRC-based politician who was convicted on crimes against humanity and three counts of war crimes charges.
Ngunyi claims that lawyer Gicheru, man believed to be a close ally of the DP, tactically went to Hague to have Ruto’s case revived.
“Last year, an alleged associate of Ruto surrendered to ICC. His claim: he had tampered with witnesses in the Ruto case.
“Pierre Bemba did the same in DRC. After his case was dismissed it was revived. Gicheru went to The Hague to fix Ruto. Hague express is loading,” Ngunyi tweeted.
On November 2 last year, Gicheru surrendered himself to the ICC, nearly 5 years after a warrant of arrest was issued against him.
Gicheru is accused of witness tempering in a case pitting DP Ruto and radio journalist Joshua Sang.
His move to surrender to the ICC sparked massive debate among Kenyans with allies of DP Ruto alleging that it was a plot to fix the country’s second in command.
“All these plans are done subsequently with the aim to revive the ICC case against Deputy President William Ruto,” Oscar Sudi said hours after Gicheru surrendered himself.
A Pre-Trial Chamber A’s decision on January 29 this year granted lawyer Gicheru an interim release under tough conditions after being locked at ICC for months.
Others under the ICC radar are journalist Walter Barasa and Philip Kipkoech Bett.
Barasa lost an appeal against extradition in August 2019. His indictment was served in August 2013.
Bett is facing similar charges to that of Gicheru.