Veteran lawyer and the spokesperson of Raila Odinga's Presidential Campaign Secretariat Professor Makau Mutua has warned Deputy President William Ruto against alleged plans to prosecute and jail President Uhuru Kenyatta once he is elected into office.
In a statement on his Twitter page, Mutua said it's wrong for Ruto to pledge to investigate, prosecute and jail his predecessor.
According to the former US-based lawyer, such plans are a recipe for chaos/existential threat to the state. He added that such is a bad policy in the African continent where democratic institutions are fragile.
"It’s BAD public policy in democracies for presidential candidates to pledge to investigate, prosecute — and jail — predecessors. It’s especially BAD policy in Africa where democratic institutions are extremely FRAGILE. It’s a recipe for CHAOS/existential threat to the state," read Mutua's Tweet
His remarks come just a day after DP William Ruto vowed to form a judicial team to investigate the actions and policies of government officers (Uhuru and allies) if he wins the August 9 election.
Speaking on Thursday night during the Kenya Kwanza manifesto launch, Ruto in an indirect reference to the head of state, said if Kenya Kwanza wins next month, they will form an inquiry into state capture and a tribunal on enforced disappearances and violation of human rights.
"Within 30 days, we shall establish a quasi-judicial public inquiry to look at the extent of cronyism and state capture in the nation and make recommendations," Ruto said.
Ruto's comments were echoed by his ally and Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro, who claimed that the state capture has strangled Kenya's economy.
Nyoro accused the head of state and his allies of having made alleged policies and decisions to benefit his enterprise for the ten years he has been in government.
"Just like the Guptas in South Africa, everything has been choreographed to benefit the private businesses of those in power," stated Nyoro