President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday 26 October 2020 made it clear that Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga is not in the government.
Speaking at the Bomas of Kenya during the launch of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report, the Head of State explained that when he decided to come into an agreement with Raila, the mission was to find a way to healing this country.
“When we sat down to talk, something that was very difficult, for him and also for me and my team, very difficult. But when we got through to it and we spoke and we spoke again, we agreed that we are not here to share positions and we should put our various positions aside,” he said.
He mentioned that the two agreed to come together with a common agenda of ensuring that what the people of Kenyan have witnessed in 1992, 2005, 2007, and 2017 Kenyans shall never witness again.
He went on to make it clear that Raila Odinga never made any demands from the government.
“We did not talk about sharing government and as we stand today, he (Raila) is not in government. He is not in government; he never made any demands for the government. He never made any demands for a share of government,” he added.
The President pointed out that Raila Odinga asked for the two opposing sides to come together and fix what has been ailing the country.
He explained that this would allow the country in the future to be able to compete without the need for the innocent Kenyans blood being shed.
He went on to that the ODM leader for showing his patriotism and looking for a solution because he did not have to do it.
Uhuru Kenyatta also gave special thanks to his Deputy William Ruto for being part and parcel of the handshake and making the BBI report.
He revealed the three agreed that they would never talk about elective posts as they aimed to unite Kenyans.