Time for me to meet Ruto face to face is yet to come- Raila Odinga.
Speaking during an Interview, Azimio la umoja principal stated that he is not yet ready to have a one on one sit down with President William Ruto.
He however, stated that a meeting may happen, when the two committees from both sides, come into an agreement on the demands presented by the opposition.
He stated,”When there were issues in 2007, Kibaki and my team sat under the leadership of Kofi Annan and after they reached an agreement, they came to us and we sat down together with former Tanzanian Presidents Jakaya Kikwete and Benjamin Mkapa.”
“Therefore, the time for me to meet with Ruto face to face is yet to come,” he added.
He further called out on Ruto and his team, for delaying the bipartisan talks, even after he was the one who initiated them.
He claimed that Kenya kwanza pleaded for demonstrations to be called off because of the visit of high-level dignitaries to the country among them United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
Raila stated,”The problem is not just Ruto. The problem is the whole team of Kenya Kwanza. He is just one of them. There is no reason why I should meet with him yet his team will not do whatever we wish for.”
“Now they are stalling the talks, they are saying that most of their members are not available in town until May 15,” Raila added.