Opposition leader Raila Odinga has on record vowed to continue with his weekly protests as he seeks to reclaim his alleged stolen victory.
This according to political analysts and politicians allied to the government side claim is Raila’s scheme to enter into a handshake with the government of the day.
But the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party presidential candidate has been on record saying that he has no interest in any form of handshake with President William Ruto.
“I’m saying here today, I don’t want handshake things!” Odinga said.
However, in an interview with KTN News on Tuesday, February 28, the former Prime Minister hinted at giving room for talks with President William Ruto.
Raila gave three irreducible minimums which he maintains that the Head of State must meet to create room for negotiations in the near future.
“I will not drop the barazas but can consider it on three conditions,” Raila said.
He said that the First in Command must agree to open the server and suspend the ongoing recruitment of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) team.
Raila further said for him to have talks with President Ruto, the current regime must address the current high cost of living.
Raila further said he will not just move on as it were the case during late president Mwai Kibaki and Rtd President Uhuru Kenyatta’s time.
He revealed that in the last three general elections, he moved on after agreeing on sharing responsibilities but he did not even get a quarter of the loaf.
“In the last three general elections, we did not just move on. At first, we agreed on sharing responsibilities after a dialogue with then-President Mwai Kibaki. “During Uhuru’s tenure, we signed an MOU and set up a task force for recommendations which birthed BBI. Regardless of the handshake, I did not get even a quarter of the loaf. This time, I will not stop the mass action,” Raila said