Hussein Mohamed Speaks on Possibility of Ruto-Raila Handshake

March 23, 2023

State House Spokesperson Hussein Mohamed has ruled out any possibility of a handshake deal between President William Ruto and opposition leader Raila Odinga.

Speaking Wednesday, the former Citizen TV news presenter told journalists that Ruto will not get into any “unconstitutional” political agreement with Raila.

He noted that a truce similar to Odinga’s handshake with retired president Uhuru Kenyatta on March 9, 2018, would be “impunity”.

“There is the president and there is one side that is in the opposition. There are channels through which the opposition can engage the presidency and the executive through parliament and through committees of parliament,” he said.

Hussein insisted that the President will not allow impunity by breaking the law.

“Whatever is happening, the president will operate under the constitution and he expects, that any Kenyan operates under the rule of law. Other than that, of course, it’s allowing impunity!”

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