“We are aware of a plan by our competitors in the Nasa alliance to have the cases we had at ICC resurrected in the event that they win the election but their plans will not work.”
Deputy President William Ruto speaking in Nandi County on June 12

Is the opposition plotting to revive the ICC cases?

The Deputy President was responding to news reports that quoted International Criminal Court lawyer Anton Steynberg. Mr Steynberg mused in them about the possibility that the next government might be more cooperative than the current one towards the revival of the ICC cases.

Speaking in Tharaka Nithi on Friday, Nasa officials, Mr Kalonzo Musyoka and Mr Musalia Mudavadi denied that their coalition was intent on reviving the ICC cases.

The Deputy President is clearly making hay from Mr Steynberg’s remarks by implying that it is not difficult to guess which government the ICC lawyer would prefer to deal with.

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