As the 2022 general election fast approaches, Kenya has seen a rise in political temperatures with politicians backstabbing each other, forming coalitions and scheming on who should go for which seat. We can remember that after the electoral violence of 2007 and 2008, President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto were among the suspects indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC ) for playing a role.
However, charges were later dropped due to the difficulties of mounting a case against them, in part because the Kenyan government refused to hand over their evidence, who had in the meantime gained power. Ruto, who was seen to be Uhuru’s eventual successor has since fallen out with the head of state. On Saturday,10th October 2020, Soy MP Caleb Kositany warned of a fresh plot to fix DP Ruto at ICC. He got curious and asked why police were solely sent to Eldoret to pick 2007 case files.
“Jana,wametuma police nne hapa Eldoret,wamekuja kuchukua ile files zote ya ile machafuko na 2007 ,wamepelaka Nairobi kwenda kutafuta fitina kuekelea nairu wa rais na viongozi wa bonde la ufa …..mbona file tu ya Eldoret pekee mnakujia? Endeeni pia file ya Naivasha,endeeni file ya Kisumu …,” he said in part.
Kositany has emerged as one of the DP’s ardent supporters and strategists and is described as a voice of reason in Ruto’s camp who is often consulted before the DP makes political moves.
The soft-spoken MP is part of Ruto’s think-tank who is often accompanying the DP and often communicates on behalf of the Deputy President’s political allies.