President Uhuru Kenyatta on May 28 hosted Luo leaders at State House led by opposition chief Raila Odinga ahead of his Nyanza region tour next week.
In the meeting attended by a handful of ODM politicians from the region, Uhuru assured them his union, thanks to the famous February 2018 handshake, with Raila is solid.
He said that he intends to leave a legacy of a strong, united and prosperous country by working together with Raila.
“My brother (Raila Odinga) and I are focused on leaving a legacy where young people have steady jobs, and are able to access basics needs and become a country where all citizens are proud to be Kenyans,” President Uhuru said.
On reports that the two of them were united for their own selfish gains, the president said that their intention is to bring Kenya back on track.
“Kenya is about all of us. Kenya cannot succeed without all of us. It needs all of us. This is to me the spirit of handshake. If it was about two individuals we would not have reached where we are,” he said.
The two leaders are currently faced with a dilemma since the High Court ruling, terming the building bridges initiative biil as null and void.
Even though Uhuru has gone mute on the judgment, Raila has assured Kenyans that Reggae will be back within a short time.
Speaking to Kisumu residents this week, Raila said that they have faith in the courts, and when their appeal is heard, the BBI will proceed to a referendum.
Some of the Nyanza leaders in attendance at today’s meeting included; MP’s Dr James Nyikal, John Mbadi, James Orengo, Junet Mohammed, and Gladys Wanga.