Hours after reports surfaced of a possible handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto, Jubilee Party Secretary General David Murathe has delved into the matter, spilling the beans on what is going on behind the scenes.
Murathe maintained that the head of state is currently busy building the nation and has no time to engage in petty politics, adding that those alleging a truce are merely talking to themselves.
“The president is busy serving the nation and those claiming that there is a planned truce are talking to themselves,” Murathe stated.
Nominated MP Maina Kamanda, also refuted such claims and regarded it as an attempt by Tanga Tanga MPs to cut down the relationship between president Uhuru and ODM leader Raila Odinga.
“We are telling them that we cannot be distracted. With the way Ruto is disrespecting the president, who wants to associate with him?” Kamanda posed.
The two highest ranking men have recently walked a very bumpy path since the inception of the handshake between ODM leader Raila Odinga and President Kenyatta two years ago, a thing that has constantly spoilt their bromance.
This has continuously widened the rift between the two leaders, trickling to their allies who constantly jibe at one another with accusations and counter-accusations, leading to factions.
In the spirit of promoting peace, and bringing the two leaders together, a group of influential religious leaders engaged the two leaders in separate reconciliatory talks to end the animosity between them, a move bearing little fruit.