Kabando, a former Presidential candidate is of the opinion that a reunion is in the offing, sensing that the two are already in talks to end the hostility between them.
He has said that such would be welcome, provided that it is a merger that will benefit the people and not one seeking to kill the opposition to help the government rule with impunity.
“Intuition, Instinct, Prediction: merger, cooperation, cohabitation unveiling. LOYAL OPPOSITION unfolding. Rt Hon Raila Odinga & President William Ruto are ‘talking.’ It is good for the country! Hopefully, it doesn’t spur impunity …”mwosho moja” deodorisation akin to handshake,” he said on Wednesday.
Earlier, deputy President Rigathi Gachagua had earlier insisted that the Kenya Kwanza Administration will not be cowed into a handshake government with opposition leader Raila Odinga.
Gachagua who was speaking during an interdenominational service in Embu County stated that Azimio can go ahead and stage demonstration across the country over the besieged Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioners but they will not be blackmailed to a deal.
Odinga has protested President William Ruto’s move to suspend the four who differed with IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati over the August 9 election results.
He condemned the suspension of Juliana Cherera, Justus Nyang’aya, Francis Wanderi and Irene Masit terming them as political.
“The aim of Odinga is to sell fear to President William Ruto so that he can be called for a handshake. We urge you our President; we don’t want that man Raila in our government. Let him demonstrate from Morning to Evening but we will not offer a handshake to him,” he said.
The Deputy President asserted that the Opposition should execute their mandate outside government by ensuring the government delivers on its pledges.
“We have enough people to give jobs and if the President wants people to help him even here in Embu. We are telling the good old man that there will be no handshake, we are only interested in handshake with hustlers to give them hustler fund,” Gachagua noted.
The Second in Command pointed out that the Azimio La Umoja coalition has the freedom to demonstrate and they will be accorded enough security as long as they don’t engage in looting and disrupting peace.
“As long as they don’t steal from our business they can make noise from morning to evening. President William Ruto cannot be intimidated by fear,” Gachagua stated.