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Ruto, Raila likely to re-unite after election – Kanini Kega

Sunday, April 10th, 2022 13:40 | By
Kanini Kega. Photo/Courtesy

Kieni Member of Parliament Kanini Kega now says Deputy President William Ruto and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga are likely to unite after August 9 presidential election.

Kanini said even if Raila wins the presidency and fails to have a majority of MPs, he will have to shake hands with Ruto in order to run the government effectively.

"When Baba wins the next general election, if he doesn't have enough MPs, he might even go and shake hands with Ruto. It is possible.

"In 2007, it was possible. It is more likely for Ruto and Raila to re-unite than for them to remain permanent enemies," Kanini said during an event in Nyeri attended by Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe.

The legislator said if Raila and Ruto shake hands, Mount Kenya region will be left without anyone to negotiate on their behalf.

Therefore, according to Kanini, the region should vote in majority of MPs on Jubilee ticket which he said is a Mount Kenya party.

"Those who are vying for the Presidency, we don't have our friend. We have also toured the country extensively and we know Raila will become President on August 9. 

"The question is this, when Raila becomes President, where will we be?" The MP posed.

He added: "Jubilee is the only party that is primarily from Mt Kenya. The rest have their bases and your neighbour's house, no matter how warm and cosy it can be, will never be yours."

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