In an effort to ensure that Raila Odinga, his handshake partner and fellow Azimio contender, wins the August presidential election, President Uhuru Kenyatta has gotten right to work.
In order to ensure that Raila defeats his former friend and rival William Ruto of Kenya Kwanza in August, he is taking no chances.
The president is making every effort to reach out to everyone, but especially to all of the nation’s tribes, with little over a week left in his term.
Over 200 Kalenjin elders met in private with Uhuru at State House in Nakuru early in the week. The meeting took place late at night.
After forsaking their son and deputy president William Ruto in favor of Raila Odinga, the president took the chance to express regret for having mistreated them.
He assured them that he does not despise Ruto but that his ideologies are different from his.
At the same time, Uhuru pleaded with them to reject Ruto and support Raila for president, claiming that he has the country’s best interests at heart unlike the DP, who is motivated by retaliation and resentment.
He requested their assistance in rallying other Kalenjins to support Raila in the general election on August 9.