Wetang’ula gives condition for Ruto, Raila talks

Wetang’ula gives condition for Ruto, Raila talks

By Peter Ochieng 

Speaker of the National Assembly Moses Masika Wetang’ula on Saturday added his voice to calls for talks pitying President William Ruto and Azimio leader Raila Odinga.

Speaking during a thanks giving service in Malava constituency, Kakamega county on Saturday, Wetang’ula gave one condition for the talks to happen in the first place.

He said Raila should recognize that William Ruto is the legitimate president of Kenya.

Odinga has previously stated that he does not recognise Ruto as the legitimately elected president, claiming he won the hotly contested August, 2022 presidential election with over 2 million votes.

He has called for twice per week protests against Ruto’s administration.

Weta, as the Speaker is known in political circles urged Odinga to call off the protests.

“Relax my brother, relax,” Wetang’ula told Raila.

“You must first recognise legitimacy of president William Ruto before we sit down to talk,” added the former Bungoma Senator.

His sentiments were echoed by Prime Cabinet Minister Wycliffee Musalia Mudavadi.

“Huyu jamaa tumechoka (This guy – Raila Odinga, we are tired). We cannot continue like that,” he said.

Mudavadi, the former Deputy Prime Minister said former President Uhuru Kenyatta (Azimio La Umoja One Kenya chairman) handed the instruments of leadership to Ruto because he won the 2022 presidential contest.

“Your problem should be with Uhuru. Ask him why he handed over the instruments of power to Ruto.”

Mudavadi said that when Odinga met ambassadors recently over his demands to the government, they told him he has no case.

“You are angry because they told you that you have no case.”

Odinga has castigated ambassadors for what he said was not speaking about electoral injustices in the country.


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