Another handshake? Ruto promises Raila a job

William Ruto

President William Ruto has said if the Azimio leader Raila Raila is willing, he will offer hima ajob.

President Ruto revealed this during an interview with the BBC Africa Daily.

“If Raila Raila comes by, I would provide him something to do,” President Ruto, adding that there are roles the Azimio leader could play as a Kenyan leader.

“He can support the country in other initiatives, areas maybe in the Great Lakes regions, he has contacts there. He can work with the rest of us as an elder statesman. As President, I would deploy all the resources we have for the good of the country,” President Ruto said.

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He however, yet again ruled out the possibility of a political handshake agreement with Raila.

“The handshake arrangement was the biggest fraud on the people of Kenya. It should not have happened. Once you compromise the opposition, oversight, the line between the government and the opposition, you are headed in the wrong direction. Many wrong things will happen as it did happen,” he said.

The head of state also said the opposition has a constitutional responsibility to ensure that the government is held to account.

“The opposition is part and parcel of the function of our country and to compromise that element of governance and oversight is the very wrong thing to do. Opposition does not mean enmity,” Dr Ruto said.

President Ruto has already given his predecessor Uhuru Kenyatta a job with the latter continuing to chair regional peace interventions on behalf of the Kenyan Government.

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