William Ruto wont Resign despite 96-Million Fraud CaseOctober 17 | Posted by David Goldman | Intelligence News
Higher Education minister, William Ruto has vowed he will not resign even after a court ruling charged him of graft. Ruto is accused of fraud involving a whooping 96 million shillings.
The court ruled that the Higher Education minister should face trial. However, Naivasha Member of Parliament, John Mututho has defended Ruto saying the minister was being sacrificed and was not liable of any wrongdoing.
However, Strategic Intelligence has learnt that Ruto’s misfortunes could be related with tilting political tables and put him in a safe to avoid being arrested by the ICC.
Private Intelligence analysts point out a change in strategy within Kenyan government to ensure ICC does not prosecute top politicians who can shape the future of the country’s politics.
Mr Ruto is considered a powerful Rift Valley leader and prosecuting him would disintegrate the Rift Valley politics and power position, weakening certain forces from Central Kenya chances of keeping leadership.
William Ruto is charged with receiving money for he was part of the transaction that saw 100 acres of land in Ngong forest sold off illegally.
According to section 62 of the Anti Corruption and Economic Crimes Act stipulates that a public officer who is charged with corruption or economic crime shall be suspended with half pay with effect from the date of charge.