Deputy President Willliam Ruto has revealed he is open to working with former political partner-turned-foe Raila Odinga but on one condition.
Speaking on Radio Citizen morning show, Ruto said he can work with the ODM leader if he believes in the hustler narrative which aims at addressing issues facing poor Kenyans.
“We have our plans, if he believes in us, we will agree and work together,” the Deputy President said.
The developments comes barely weeks after Raila Odinga’s elder brother Oburu Odinga said the two can work together ahead of the 2022 General Election.
Speaking to KTN television on March 5, Oburu said the two former political partners can still forge a working relationship sinc their diffference now are political and not personal.
Ruto, who has largely appeared a lon ranger in the recent past with his pro-poor narrative which has been dismissed by many bigshot politicians, said he will only work with politicians who support his ideas.
“Anybody who wants to join us to fight poverty and other things that ail the country is welcome,” Ruto went on.
Ruto’s admission comes at a time politicians are jostling to form alliances ahead of the 2022 general Election.
Raila’s former partners in the 2013 and 2017 General Election Musalia Mudavadi, Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetangula have ditched him and formed an alliance with Baringo Senator Gideon Moi.
Ruto on the other hand has fallen out of favour with his political partner Uhuru Kenyatta with whom they formed a formidable political force to win the presidency in 2013 and 2017.
Ruto and Raila once formed a strong force, alongside other three politicians, which come second in the highly disputed 2007 General Election.