Raila is not interested in handshake with Ruto-Kioni


Jubilee Party secretary general Jeremiah Kioni has dismissed claims that Azimio leader Raila Odinga is pushing for a handshake with President William Ruto.

Kioni said the opposition chief has no business having a political deal with Ruto whom he termed as ‘planless and clueless’.

The Jubilee politician said there is no indication that there will be a political truce between Raila and Ruto in the form of the famous handshake between retired President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila.

“I want people to understand that Baba does not want a handshake, he does not need a handshake with useless people who do not have a plan. They are planless and without any sense of direction,” Kioni said.

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According to Kioni, the Azimio coalition is focused on pushing President Ruto and his administration to resign over ‘electoral fraud’ in the last presidential election.

“We are all about the nine-point agenda Raila gave. “What we are saying is that Ruto must go!” Kioni said at Jacaranda on Sunday.

The President has recently claimed that Raila’s political rallies are aimed at putting him under pressure to accept a handshake with Azimio.

On Sunday, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua warned Ruto against a deal with Raila, saying Raila “should stay away and execute his oversight role to correct us where we are not performing well.”

“Do not accept to have a handshake with him, but if you meet with him because he is a Kenyan citizen, you should have only one discussion, to discuss his exit from politics and permanent retirement from the politics of Kenya. That you have our support,” Gachagua said.

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