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How I met Raila – Uhuru

By Njange Maina
Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday revealed how he reached out to Raila Odinga amid simmering political tensions after the 2017 repeat presidential election.

"By January 2018, this country was on the verge of splitting into two and people swearing in themselves," revealed Uhuru.

The President also said he just chose to ignore Raila's controversial swearing-in as the 'People's President' in 2018.

Uhuru made the intriguing remarks during the launch of the BBI report at the Bomas of Kenya.

Earlier, in an inhouse meeting with political leaders from Mt.Kenya region at Sagana Lodge in Nyeri County, Uhuru had made similar remarks.

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According to the Head of State, no one between him and Raila wanted to open the conversation.

The two just stared at each other, both hesitant to speak.

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"After taking tea, we sat there just staring at each other for about 45 minutes," added Uhuru.