Raila’s demands forced Ruto to cancel the handshake possibility according to UDA politician Kimani Ngunjiri.
Former Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri disclosed conditions imposed by Azimio leader Raila Odinga that precluded reaching a compromise with President William Ruto.
On Tuesday, January 24, Ngunjiri made the revelations in an interview with Kameme TV, explaining that Raila demanded an equal part of the government should Ruto agree to a handshake deal.
“A lot of decisions have been made, and even a meeting was arranged with Raila who demanded that the country be shared equally, a half for him and a half for Ruto,” the former lawmaker stated.
Ngunjiri added that the former prime minister wanted to have his own ministers report to him.
“He wants to be given some Cabinet Secretaries and Permanent Secretaries but Ruto feels he cannot share what he has because he won legally while Raila lost,” he continued.
The former MP observed that while Ruto was always willing to reach an agreement with the opposition leader, he was wary due to the latter’s track record of upending political parties.
“I usually hold conversations with Ruto and sometimes he wants to have seating with Raila but he tells me, if we bring him to the government he will destroy it.
Regarding the foul words Raila and his allies used during the Kamukunji demonstration on January 23, Ngunjiri added that Raila has never been in a position where he has demonstrated leadership qualities.
The Azimio leader launched an attack on the administration, calling out Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, who he claimed should quit associating with the liberation fighters for political reasons since he was not alive when Mau Mau was fighting for independence.
“Raila cannot lead the nation, look at the kind of words he uses that Gachagua was licking Moi for power.