william ruto suspended from cabinet

The road to Rule of Law in Kenya is just beginning to take shape. For sure, politicians will continue to flout the constitution but things are no longer the same. Today, as required by law, President Kibaki suspended higher education minister Hon. William Ruto because of the latter’s pending criminal trial over a fraudulent land deal. Section 62 of the Anti-corruption and Economic Crimes Act states: “a public office charged with corruption or economic crime shall be suspended at half pay, with effect from the date of the charge.”

Given the stature of Mr. Ruto as the ethnic chief de facto political leader of the vast Rift Valley Province, this is a big deal.

The next big test for how committed the ruling class in Kenya is committed to the Rule of Law will be when Ocampo and the ICC come calling with arrest warrants later in the year or early next year. Bigwigs in cabinet and close confidants of both the president and his prime minister are expected to be among those indicted.

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One thought on “william ruto suspended from cabinet

  1. A a patriotic Kenyan, i would approve change and political suicide for politicians who{ve finished resources and eaten the nation up. on the contrary, justice must prevail and not witch hunt like what the ICC prosecutor did. even one who never went to school cannot take hearsay and use it as evidence without a single investigation. if Ruto bought 30000 guns, how many kenyans were shot during the violence?? Let Ocampo be send by the pretrial chamber judges to come to kenya and investigate!!!

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