The bad blood between two of Kenya’s political elite, DP William Ruto and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, is no more.
This is according to DP Ruto who said the political rivalry between him and ‘Baba’ has been buried for the sake of unity and development of the country.
“Uhasimu na uadui wa kisiasa kati yangu na ndugu yangu mkubwa Raila umekwisha leo. Mimi ndio kijana mkubwa wa Baba yetu Raila Odinga, na hapa mimi niko nyumbani,” Ruto said.
(The political rivalry and enmity between me and my big brother Raila has ended tody. I’m the elder son of our father Raila and I’m at home here)
Ruto was speaking on Thursday when he toured Nyanza alongside President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila.
He added in Swahili, “Vile former Prime Minister amesema, leo tumefika hapa na tumekubaliana ya kuwa ile uhasama ya zamani tumezika.. tunaanza ukurasa mpya ya kuunganisha Wakenya.”
(Just as the former Prime Minister has said; today we have agreeed to bury the rivalry between us. We are starting a new chapter of uniting Kenyans)
“Mkiona Uhuru na Prime Minister Tinga mwenyewe ako hapa na uone hustler pia ako kati yao, mjue mambo iko sawa. Sisi wote tutatembea safari moja ya kuunganisha wakenya.”
(When you see President Uhuru, Tinga and myself together, just know everything is well. We are all on the same journey of uniting Kenyans)
DP Ruto and Raila were also pictured sharing a light moment at the Kisumu International Airport on Thursday morning as they awaited Uhuru’s arrival.
On his part, Raila said his visit to Kisumu County with the President and his deputy was to take the spirit of the handshake to the grassroots.
— Raila Odinga (@RailaOdinga) December 13, 2018
— NTV Kenya (@ntvkenya) December 13, 2018