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Joshua Arap Sang to run for a post in 2017 Elections

Former ICC suspect and journalist Joshua Arap Sang has finally made a decision to run for a political seat in the coming 2017 general election.
Joshua Sang, made the announcement on Saturday, July 2, saying he would be in the Trans Nzoia gubernatorial race.

“My decision to run for a seat follows consultations with local kalenjin elders and residents of this county… I know I have what it takes to steer the county to great heights of development,” said Joshua Sang as quoted by The Standard.

Joshua Sang was speaking at AIC Kipkeikei High School where there was an  event that was also attended by Deputy President William Ruto.
Governor Patrick Khaemba, and several lawmakers were also present at the meeting.
Joshua Sang had in April hinted that he will be running for either the county’s gubernatorial or senatorial seat but had to consult first.

“I am consulting with several close advisors about what seat to run for… If I do run for a political seat, I willbe running on a Jubilee ticket,” Sang said at a press conference following the termination of cases against them at the ICC.
Joshua Sang and Ruto were let off the hook by the Hague-based court on grounds that there was no sufficient evidence to prosecute them.

However, the ICC judges had acknowledged that Ruto and Sang profited from prosecution witness tampering. Subsequently, they ruled that ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda had the right to re-prosecute the case at a later time.

Ruto and Sang were the only Kenyans with cases at the ICC after their four counterparts were set free.
In 2010, Luis Moreno Ocampo had named President Uhuru Kenyatta, Ruto, Sang, Henry Kosgei, Francis Kimemia and Hussein Ali as those who were the most responsible for the 2007/2008 violence.
All the cases have since been dropped and Uhuru vowed that no other Kenyan would stand trial at the Hague.

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