Women leaders from Western defend handshake, fault 2022 succession politics

ANC,ODM,Wiper and Jubilee officials from Kakamega led by Kakamega Woman Rep Elsie Muhanda (R) in Kakamega on January 11, 2019. They want politicians countrywide to support the Handshake. [Photo, Standard]

Women leaders from Western have defended President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga over the Handshake deal.

They said the country has enjoyed peace and economic stability since the two leaders reached a truce on March 9, 2018.

The women leaders from Amani National Congress (ANC), Wiper, Jubilee, ODM and Ford Kenya parties stressed on the need for the country to pull together.

Led by Kakamega Woman Rep Elsie Muhanda, the leaders said those against the handshake deal have bad intentions and can easily plunge the country into tribal clashes.

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Muhanda (ODM) said all leaders across the political divide must support the building bridges initiative for an all-inclusive nation and shun 2022 politics for now.

Elsie MuhandaPresident Uhuru KenyattaRaila OdingaHandshakeANCWiperKakamega Woman Rep Elsie Muhanda