President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto on Thursday, May 27, rekindled their former bromance witnessed between 2012 and early 2018.
The two met at the National Prayer Breakfast for the first time in about three months and appeared to put aside their political differences and share hearty laughs and gestures last seen several years ago.
This is despite the ongoing cold war between them occasioned by feuds within the Jubilee party and the introduction of Raila Odinga into government through the famous February 2018 handshake.
In a recent televised interview, a visibly disturbed Ruto admitted his friendship with Uhuru had been affected after the introduction of other people (Raila Odinga) into government.
He went on to say should he become president in 2022, he would not allow his deputy president to be treated the way he has been treated during Uhuru’s second term in office.
“Given the opportunity to be President, I would not allow my Deputy President to be humiliated the way I have been humiliated,” said DP Ruto in an interview with Citizen TV.
The two had an admirable friendship which resulted in an unbeatable political team which won the 2013 and 2017 General Elections.
At some point, they would dress in matching shirts, ties, and/or suits displaying some never-seen-before political camaraderie.
With the 2022 General Election around the corner, Uhuru’s close allies have indicated the president might endorse someone else for the presidency besides Ruto although this was never anticipated at the height of the 2017 campaigns.
Uhuru went round the country pledging to support Ruto for the presidency in next year’s General Election but that now seems unlikely given their current cold relationship.