, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 16 – Deputy President William Ruto has urged Kenyans to stay united and say no to hatred that brings division.
Ruto who was speaking at Afraha stadium in Nakuru during thanksgiving rally for the Ocampo Six whose charges were dropped by ICC judges said Kenyans must reject ethnicity and refuse to be divided in tribal lines.
He says Kenyans should not be held captive of the past but instead Kenyans should forgive each other and move on in building the country.
“There are many people who want us to prisoners, hostages of what happened in 2007 and our past, and I want to persuade every Kenyan that the better days of our country are in the future, it is not in the past,” he stated.
He says the government is going to unite the country urging leaders as well as all Kenyans to build bridges of peace.
“When we say we are going to reunite the country, we meant every word that we said,” he emphasized.
He said never again shall Kenyans shed blood or destroy property on account of political competition going into the future citing that political competition in the country will be about service delivery rather than tribal lines.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) terminated the case against Deputy President William Ruto and former broadcaster Joshua arap Sang.
Trial Chamber V (A) of the ICC decided, by majority – with Judge Olga Herrera Carbuccia dissenting – that the case against DP Ruto and Sang be terminated.
Ruto and Sang were the last of the Ocampo six Kenyans who were facing charges at the ICC for masterminding the 2007 election violence that left at least 1,300 people dead and many more displaced.
President Uhuru Kenyatta was set free in 2014.