Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has hinted a posible alliance with his arc rival, the Deputy president William Ruto. The two have been in the past ten years been the main political protagonist in Kenya.
Speaking today at Jubilee party secretary General, Raphael Tuju’s house, Raila Odinga said that he had no bad blood with William Ruto and was willing to work together with him.
“William is my personal friend. I have worked with him in more than two elections and he has been a good political ally. I don’t have a problem working with him”, said Raila Odinga
Also present during the two hours visit were Senate majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen, Moses Kuria and other Jubilee leaders.
Raila Odinga has been on the forefront in calling for Deputy president William Ruto accountability for his excessive riches. He has always attributed the wealth to amassed from proceeds of corruption.
This pronouncement by Raila Odinga is set to change the political landscape especially at this time when the country is gearing up for a possible referendum.
The referendum is a product on the ongoing building Bridges initiative (BBI) process initiated by president Uhuru Kenyatta and the former Prime minister Raila Odinga.
In 2018, president Uhuru Kenyatta decided to find truce with Raila Odinga and cool the political heat at a time when the country was divided from a very heated campaign for 2017 elections. The handshake between the two is what gave birth to the BBI process.
On the other hand, Deputy president William Ruto has been viewed by most people as an outsider in the BBI process. Even though he has claimed to support it, political commentators have argued he is not in full support of the process as he views it as a political vehicle to drive Raila’s agenda for 2022 elections.
The hint by Raila Odinga today could see another confusion to members of political functions already formed by the BBI process.