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Law Society of Kenya president reacts to William Ruto’s threats to sugar cartels


Yesterday, William Ruto made a speech in Bungoma that left many people with mixed opinions across the social media platforms. Ruto, who was talking over the issue of Mumias Sugar company and sugar business in general, said that he is ready to take any possible actions against sugar cartels and ensure the sugar industry is streamlined.

In his speech, he sent a very scary warning to anybody who will be found engaged in sugar business scam. He said they should be ready to flee the country, be jailed or be sent ‘flying to heaven’. These remarks especially the part of ‘flying to heaven’ left many wondering what Ruto meant and if in case it amounts to threat on human life.

The Law Society of Kenya president Eric Theuri has reacted to this where he said that the remarks are clear explanations to the recent case of broad daylight abduction of businessman Singh Rai who is the CEO of Mumias Sugar company. Theuri said that Ruto clearly undermines judiciary and its duties.

According to Theuri, the sentiments are a direct threat to right to life and denial of access to justice and right to seek judicial intervention. He believes this will lead to emergence of extra judicial killings.

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