Ruto states conditions of giving Raila a state job.
President William Ruto states conditions of giving Raila Odinga a state job.
Speaking to BBC Africa, Ruto stated that he is willing to give Azimio la Umoja leader a job, if it serves the best interest of the country and is in line with his manifesto.
President Ruto said,”When Raila Odinga decides to retire, and I think there are roles he can play as a Kenyan leader, he can support the country in other initiatives may be in the Great Lakes Region, he can work with us as an elder statesman, it is not for me to choose.”
President Ruto further maintained, the state job will not be a handshake as he had stated earlier.
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“It is a decision to be made by Kenyans. As president, I would deploy all the resources that we have for the good of the country and If Raila Odinga came by, I would find something for him to do but not in the handshake arrangement.” President Ruto added.
President Ruto further spoke on the allegations on secretly working with the former president, Uhuru Kenyatta.
President Ruto said,”Difficult yes but it is the reality. You would waste a lot of time living in denial. When it was obvious that Uhuru Kenyatta was not going to support me I moved on and built another team, but by God’s grace we won the election.”
“Today I speak to Uhuru Kenyatta as our former president. I speak to Raila for your information. I speak to them. They are leaders in our country. We have a country to look after and we are not enemies. We were competitors, we are compatriots. Whether you are in the Executive as a president like me or opposition like Raila and his troops we are serving the same country.”