Sunday, July 30, 2023 –President William Ruto has shared more information on his meeting with the opposition.
Addressing during their Interdenominational Church service at Ukunda Showground, Kwale County where Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavdi was also present, Ruto said he had reached out to the Azimio la Umoja leaders so that to hammer a permanent truce regarding the ongoing demonstrations.
“I have engaged with our friends in the opposition and we’ve agreed as a nation that violence will not be in the equation of our politics and governance of this country. We are a democratic nation and we can talk,” he addressed.
Ruto’s confirmation coming amid confusion that he had met with the Azimio leader Raila Odinag at a hotel in Mombasa on Friday.
The duo reportedly held top secret meeting where they agreed to come up with a permanent solution on restoring peace in the country.
Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo was present and who mediated the two to calm down and foster sanity in the country.
And on Saturday July 29, in a statement by National Assembly Minority Leader Opiyo Wandayi, he said the two disputing parties had agreed to involve former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo to mediate talks between the Raila Odinga-led outfit and President William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza to find amicable solutions to peace.
He said the factions had chosen to have Mr. Obasanjo as the facilitator of the process while each side picks five members.
Already, Majority leader in the National Assembly Kimani Ichung’wah has shared Kenya Kwanza discussion notes which Azimio has distanced itself from.