The International Criminal Court (ICC) has responded to claims that were raised by Deputy President William Ruto that there was a plot to reopen the cases against him by the international court.

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Reports indicate that the ICC claimed Ruto's sentiments were just speculation.

According to DP Ruto, the alleged rebirth of the cases against was a plan by his rivals to frustrate his efforts of ascending to power come 2022.

The DP did not, however, give more details on the allegations that he made except that he obtained the information from Director-General of NIS Philip Kameru.

The ICC maintained that the charges against DP Ruto had been vacated.

“As you are aware, on April 5, 2016, Trial Chamber V (A) vacated the charges against William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang without prejudice to the prosecution bringing a new case in the future, or in a different form, in light of new evidence,” ICC wrote.

“As a general matter, in accordance with Article 15 of the Rome Statute — the founding treaty of the ICC — any individual or group from anywhere in the world may send information on alleged crimes to the ICC Prosecutor, who is duty-bound to protect the confidentiality of the information received. The Office analyses any such materials submitted, as appropriate, in accordance with the Rome Statute and with full independence and impartiality,” the statement from ICC further read.