Rachel Ruto, the wife to the deputy president William Samoie Ruto on Monday pleaded with president Uhuru Kenyatta to unite with his deputy.
According to Rachel Ruto, peace should be preached ahead of the 2022 general elections so that Kenya can prosper.
As a result, she urged the church clergy to join the catholic pastors who have been on a mission to reunite the deputy president and the head of state.
“I know that if the church continues to be firm, we saw the catholic church initiate a conversation of unity. With that spirit of reuniting the people, I am certain that even the division between the two top leaders will be solved.
“As a Christian, I urge all of us to pray for our country Kenya so that the relationship between his excellency president Uhuru Kenyatta and right honorable William Ruto resumes like before.
“That is the unity we are talking about. Let the two be the way they were calling each other brother, didn’t you love when it was like that? Therefore, as a Christian, i urge you to pray.” Said Rachel Ruto.
Deputy president William Samoei Ruto recently gave a hint that he is keen on having a handshake with president Uhuru Kenyatta whom they have strongly differed with since 2018.
A certain section of religious leaders some months ago said that they were willing to unite the head of state and his deputy since their differences would tear the nation apart.
However, there are the irreducible minimums that the second in command will have to fulfill prior to any thought of having a handshake with his former political darling Uhuru Kenyatta.
According to one political analyst by the name Herman Manyora, William Ruto will first have to come to this deal with clean hands.
By this, Mr. Manyora meant that Ruto who had already crossed the red line will first have to go back the red line by recognizing that Uhuru is his boss and the boss is always right before he comes to the talking table.
Additionally, Manyora said that Ruto will have to do away with his new UDA party if at all he is genuine about the handshake because there is no way he can be selling another party while he was elected the deputy president under Jubilee.
“But again they say, in a deal like this you must come with clean hands. You cannot enter Rome with your army still armed. Your men must be disarmed before you can cross the rubicon. Ruto has already crossed the rubicon, he has crossed the red line.
“So when these guys are saying he must then go behind the rubicon, go back the red line before he comes to talk to the president. First, by recognizing that Uhuru is his boss and the boss is always right.
“Number two, by showing seriousness in that enterprise of reconciliation and handshake, by doing certain things and avoiding doing certain things. For example, you cannot be meeting the president for reconciliation when you are still with UDA.
“You are n Jubilee, you are the deputy president but you have gone out openly not just to form another political party, not just to campaign for it, not just to promote that political party but to offer candidates in competition with Jubilee headed by Uhuru Kenyatta you are saying you are ready to reconcile with which doesn’t make sense at all.”
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