Sonko promises to reconcile Raila and Ruto


Sonko promises to reconcile Raila and Ruto
File image of Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • Speaking at a funeral service in Wotea Village, Makueni County on Saturday, Sonko said the war words between the two leaders is raising tension and puts the country at a risk of violence.
  • The Nairobi governor said he will commit himself to unite Ruto and Odinga and ensure that the two engage in a ‘handshake’ to clear their differences.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has offered to mediate talks seeking to resolve the ongoing political feud between Deputy President William Ruto and Opposition leader Raila Odinga.

Speaking at a funeral service in Wotea Village, Makueni County on Saturday, Sonko said the war words between the two leaders is raising tension and puts the country at a risk of violence.

The Nairobi governor said he will commit himself to unite Ruto and Odinga and ensure that the two engage in a ‘handshake’ to clear their differences.

“Mimi nashirikiana na wazee wa kanisa huko Nairobi, nitahakikisha Raila Odinga na William Ruto pia watakua na handshake yao… (I am working together with church elders at Nairobi and I will ensure Raila Odinga and William Ruto also have a handshake),” said Sonko.

He further urged leaders to refrain from 2022 politics and instead focus on serving Kenyans.

“Na kama ni siasa ya 2022 tuache, tukue na lineup ya handshake, mi najua Raila na Deputy President William Ruto wakifanya handshake wasalimiane, Kenya usalama utakua miaka nenda miaka rudi… (Let us stop focusing on 2022 politics and instead have a handshake lineup, I know if Raila and Deputy President William Ruto have a handshake, peace in Kenya will last for many years),” Sonko said.

Sonko was accompanied by former Kibwezi Member of Parliament Kalembe Ndile together with 10 representatives from Nairobi County who expressed their support for the governor.

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