Deputy President William Ruto has reached out to President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga for reconciliation.
Speaking during a National Prayer Breakfast held on Thursday, May 28, at Parliament buildings, Ruto said this was the right time for Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga to put aside their political differences and join him to discuss the plight of Kenyans.
Ruto, who has openly been aginst the political direction taken by Uhuruu and raila since the famous February 2018 handshake, urged the two to listen to what the spiritual leaders are telling them in terms of calming political tempers in Kenya.
“So much has happened but as things stand today, the Tanga Tanga tours are not there and the BBI reggae has stopped,
“I think we need to listen to our religious leaders. Maybe God is telling us to come, let us reason together,” Ruto said.
Ruto recalled a previous prayer meeting which he shared with his elders from the village who had visited him to witness his daughter’s wedding where the bishop asked leaders to reason together.
“I was in a meeting where there were some fundamental issues, one was a bishop who asked us to try the Jerusalema dance, I think we need to listen to what that bishop was telling us,” he posed.
The prayer ceremony was seen as a gamechanger after bringing together Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto who had not met for close to three months.
The last time the two met face-to-face was on February 25, during a Cabinet session at State House in Nairobi.
Raila on his part did not attend the prayers although it is not clear if he was invited or not but said he was engaged with former UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi.