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President Ruto bumps into Raila for first time since election win

by Enock Ndayala
The war of words between opposition leader Raila Odinga and President William Ruto appears to be far from over.

President William Ruto and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Monday, November 7, bumped into each other since the hotly contested 2022 presidential elections.

Raila met with the Head of State in Egypt where the 27th United Nations Conference on Climate Change commonly known as COP27 is being held.

The ODM party in a statement said the Azimiuo la Umoja One Kenya party presidential candidate in the 2022 elections had left the country and would be attending the conference in his capacity as a member of the African Union.

President William Ruto and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Monday, November 7, bumped into each other since the hotly contested 2022 presidential elections.
President William Ruto and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Monday, November 7, bumped into each other since the hotly contested 2022 presidential elections. Photo: William Ruto/Twitter

Party leader Raila Odinga left this morning (Monday, November 7,) for Egypt to attend this year’s United Nations’ 27th Conference of the Parties on Climate Change, known as COP27,

He was invited to address the meeting in his capacity as the African Union High Representative for Infrastructure Development in Africa,” the party said in a statement.

Ruto landed in Egypt over the weekend where he held talks with Rwanda President Paul Kagame and their host El-Sheikh of Egypt.

Ruto also held talks with African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina and lauded AFDB’s commitment to supporting Kenya’s green energy projects – geothermal and wind.

“Africa is calling for urgent implementation of previous agreements on mitigation of climate change. It is our view as a continent that enough talk and commitments have been made. It is time for implementation,” the president said.

Ruto and Raila had not physically met since August when the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairperson Wafula Chebukati announced the presidential results.

Raila disputed the results and filed a petition at the Supreme Court seeking to overturn William Ruto’s win but the seven bench judges dismissed Raila’s presidential petition as “hot air.”

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