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Ruto’s Close Aide Koskei Teases at a Raila-Ruto Pact in the Making

In his remarks, Koskei stated, "I do not want to delve into details due to my position, but I trust you grasp the essence of my message."

On Sunday, during a Thanksgiving Service at St. Luke ACK Church Ndara Koluoch in Asembo, Siaya County, President William Ruto’s Chief of Staff, Felix Koskei, dropped a subtle hint about a potential reconciliation between President Ruto and opposition leader Raila Odinga. Koskei suggested that it was likely that Ruto and Raila might reach a mutual understanding.

Koskei, a close confidant of Ruto, emphasized their prior collaborations and underscored that there was no compelling reason to hinder them from doing so once more.

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He also highlighted the deep-rooted historical connection between Nyanza and the Rift Valley, which, in his view, made it almost inevitable for these two leaders to join forces.

In his remarks, Koskei stated, “I do not want to delve into details due to my position, but I trust you grasp the essence of my message.”

Ruto's Close Aide Koskei Teases at a Raila-Ruto Pact in the Making
Ruto’s Close Aide Koskei Teases at a Raila-Ruto Pact in the Making

To illustrate Ruto’s willingness to cooperate with Raila, Koskei pointed out that the President had instructed all government officials to focus on developing all regions of the country without bias.

Koskei also referenced President Ruto’s recent visits to the region and his cabinet meeting held in Kisumu as a sign that the government was drawing closer to the Nyanza region. This aligns with Ruto’s ongoing efforts to win support in the Nyanza region, as initiated during his meet-the-people tour there last week.

Ruto, during his visit to Homa Bay County, acknowledged his past support for Raila, stating, “I was an ardent supporter of Raila, and we, along with others, rallied behind him. Unfortunately, we never clinched the presidency. I’ve voted for Baba, and I’m now calling on him to support me in 2027.”

However, Raila responded on Sunday by affirming his commitment to the Azimio Coalition, which includes leaders like Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka. Raila stressed their long-standing partnership, spanning from the KANU regime to NDP, NARC, and ODM, and his belief that one of them would be on the ballot in 2027 to challenge Ruto.

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Abdul

Abdul is a journalist by profession having graduated from St.Paul University.

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