Kenya’s Vice-President William Ruto said the International Criminal Court (ICC) dismissed the case against him because he is innocent.
The embattled VP was standing trial for murder, deportation and persecution charges during the violence that broke out following the elections in 2007 which saw about 1,200 loosing their lives.
But the ICC ruled that there was insufficient evidence to nail Mr Ruto but it also refused to acquit him.
Ruto in his first public comment since the decision said he had not been involved in buying weapons or funding or planning the violence following a disputed election in December 2007.
“The allegations that were made against me were criminal acts of evil minds that schemed, connived, colluded and fabricated a case against us,” he said.
Ruto also thanked President Uhuru Kenyatta for for support during the trial.
“One man defied everyone’s expectation except mine to stand by me. I want to thank my dear friend, Uhuru Kenyatta,” he said
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