Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party leader Raila Odinga has faced off with three Kenyan presidents and got his reward in each duel.
Although the veteran politician has unsuccessfully contested the presidency five times, he has mastered the art of remaining politically relevant in the national arena for several decades.
Raila started with a merger with late President Daniel Moi, a coalition with late President Mwai Kibaki in 2008, and the famous handshake with Rtd President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2018.
Raila who lost the presidency to William Ruto in 2022 has maintained that he does not recognize William Ruto as the president and that he is a president in an acting capacity.
As such, the ODM leader has called on the mass protest to kick President William Ruto out of State House in what many say is technically forcing himself into the Kenya Kwanza.
However, Nakuru Governor Susan Kihika has warned the Head of State against ceding to the opposition’s demands for a handshake.
Kihika, a close ally of the First in Command said it will be useless for the country to hold General Elections if the opposition chief will push President William Ruto into a handshake.
“What is the point of elections if every cycle the loser demands to forcefully be incorporated into government? Doesn’t the election determine the winner is the president and the loser goes home and waits for the next election hoping for better luck to legitimately turn the tables and win?” Kihika asked.
Kihika’s comments were supported by Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei who said that Raila should not be near President William Ruto for a possible handshake.