This is the only way we will support Raila-Ruto alliance- Murathe


Jubilee party Vice-Chairman David Murathe has explained the only way the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto alliance will be supported.

Murathe a fierce critic of the second in command said that the only way they will sit down with William Ruto’s side is if they make the former Prime Minister the President in the 2022 general elections.

While also reassuring that the handshake is still intact, he also claimed that he only takes his briefs from two people; President Uhuru Kenyatta and the ODM leader.

“I take my brief from two people, Uhuru and Jakom, and I can tell you the handshake is intact. And by the way, if they want an alliance, provided they make Jakom the president, we have no problem with it,” he said.

Murathe’s remarks comes after it was reported that the President had called his handshake partner Raila to address the possible alliance.

William Ruto who has expressed his desire to clinch the country’s top seat has previously said that he has no problem with working with Raila if they agree on the working terms.

The ODM leader has also made the same comments.

Murathe pointed out that ODM Deputy party leader and Kakamega County Governor Wycliffe Oparanya was taking people in circles after meeting with the second in command at Maasai Mara.

He said that Oparanya had initially stated that his meeting with the DP was not planned yet in another interview he said that his party leader Raila Odinga was well-aware of it.

The meeting between the two comes after the Kakamega County boss stressed out that the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) is not a priority at the moment as the country struggles to fight the COVID-19.

Deputy President William Ruto also holds the same thought.

However, according to former Member of Parliament and the BBI Secretariat co-chair Dennis Waweru, plans to hold a referendum are still on course despite the country battling the COVID-19.

He has previously stated that the BBI team is confident and will still stick within the timelines it had given earlier.

He explained that they had indicated that they wanted to push the process through and ensure that by June or July the country would go to a referendum.

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