Raila and Tuju finally read from the same script
SEE ALSO :MPs defy Uhuru, Raila on Gender BillDuring yesterday’s event, the duo spent time chatting together, with Tuju introducing Raila to speak to the congregation amid loud applause. “I want to thank you for bringing Kenyans together. I also want to congratulate you for this courage and leadership,” he said. He noted that the handshake is not simply a Kenyan matter, but an international matter. Tuju was elected Rarieda MP in 2002 on the ticket of the National Rainbow Coalition, which was pioneered by Raila and Mwai Kibaki. He soon broke ranks with Raila despite being in Cabinet.
SEE ALSO :Rosemary Odinga: Adjusting to new lifeIn 2012, he launched his new political vehicle for the presidency, the Party of Action, but later became the secretary general of the then newly formed Jubilee Party, which propelled President Uhuru Kenyatta to victory in 2013 and his re-election in 2017, both times beating Raila. Muhoho Kenyatta also lauded the handshake. Raila also praised the unity that the country is witnessing saying that they are committed to ensure that the country operates based on its founding principles. He challenged religious leaders to pray for peace and tranquility in Kenya. The leaders visited the Jaramogi mausoleum where they laid wreaths, with Raila announcing that they will hold the 25th memorial of Jaramogi on February 18 in Kisumu at the St Stephen’s ACK Church.
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