Nyeri Senator Wahome Wa-matinga has revealed that Mount Kenya Region warned President William Ruto against having an handshake with the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance boss Raila Odinga.
Speaking with K24 TV on Wednesday morning, the UDA lawmaker said should Ruto go for an handshake with Raila, Mt Kenya region will no longer support him since they know the consequences of the handshake as it was in 2018 between Raila and the former President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Wa-matinga was responding to his fellow panelist, Uasin Gishu Governor Jonathan Bii, who commented n Raila’s yesterday directives to his supporters not to pay taxes, saying it is the same strategy he has used in the past to win handshake with former presidents.
“Raila had an handshake with late Mwai Kibaki, the political noise was no longer being heard. He did the same with Uhuru, there was no more noise.”
“Could it be that he is trying the same thing with Ruto now that he wants another handshake for all the noise we are hearing to cease?”
“We should ask what comes with the handshake that makes people keep quiet and get to work. I just don’t understand that it is noise when he has not shaken a president’s hand, but is gets calm when he gets the handshake,” posed Bii.
In response, Wa-matinga said, “It is interesting because the only person in this country who have been able to make both social and financial capital out of politics is Raila Odinga. He did it with Moi, Kibaki, Uhuru and he is now attempting it with Ruto.”
“From where we come from, our conditions are very clear that there is no handshake, if it happens, we will walk out,” said Wa-matinga.
Listen to the two leaders in this video from minute 2.
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