PHOTOS: Ecstasy in Eldoret, Karen as ICC dismisses Ruto, Sang cases

PHOTOS: Ecstasy in Eldoret, Karen as ICC dismisses Ruto, Sang cases

Residents of Eldoret thronged the streets to celebrate the dismissal of cases against Deputy President William Ruto and journalist Joshua Arap Sang at the ICC on Tuesday evening.

Prior to the announcement, a cloud of uncertainty hanged over the usually vibrant city, commonly known as the Home of Champions due to its renowned status as the rural home to some of Kenya’s most decorated athletes.

The anxiety that had gripped the town for a better part of Tuesday was however lifted in the evening following the announcement that ICC Judges had terminated the cases against Ruto and Sang, the only remaining Kenyans that had cases at the International Criminal Court.

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Similar excitement was witnessed at DP Ruto’s Karen home where political leaders flocked to deliver their messages of congratulations.

Among those present included Ruto’s co-accused Joshua Sang, National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale, former police boss Hussein Ali, who was at one time an accused person at the ICC, Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu, Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchimba Murkomen, Senate Majority Leader Kithure Kindiki, Mukurwe-Ini MP Kabando wa Kabando, Nairobi Senator Mike Mbuvi ‘Sonko’, Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery, and Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot.

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From left; DP Ruto, Senator Murkomen and Aden Duale share a laughter after ICC terminated cases against Ruto and Sang. [Photo/DPPS]
From left; DP Ruto, Senator Murkomen and Aden Duale share a laughter after ICC terminated cases against Ruto and Sang. [Photo/DPPS]

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DP Ruto in a telephone conversation after receiving news that his case at the ICC had been dismissed. [Photo/DPPS]

 

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Political leaders stream in at Ruto’s Karen home Tuesday evening

 

 

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Joshua Sang (in brown leather jacket) hugs former Police Commissioner Hussein Ali after ICC dismissed his case. [Photo/DPPS]

 

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Ruto celebrates with his defence team after the ICC ruling. [Photo/DPPS]

 

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From left; Duale, DP Ruto, Kindiki and Murkomen at Ruto’s Karen home after ICC ruling. [Photo/DPPS]