MPs' nod for Uhuru, Raila bond

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga at a past event. [File, Standard]
Kieleweke aligned MPs have said their support for the Handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga has nothing to do with the 2022 politics.

They said they supported the truce because it fostered unity.

Speaking in Kanyenya ini Catholic Church in Kangema Constituency the leaders said the country's business environment had improved since the March 9, 2018 truce.

"When the President decided to shake hands with Raila Odinga, he was well versed with what he was doing, if you are fighting the handshake on who's behalf are you fighting?" posed Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu.

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The other leaders Muturi Kigano (Kangema), Ruth Mwaniki (Kigumo) and Mercy Gakuya (Kasarani) asked politicians to heed Mr Kenyatta's call to stop premature campaigns warning they were divisive in nature.

They castigated Jubilee party camp supporting Deputy President William Ruto's candidature for "misguiding" the region's residents.

Kigumo MP on her part asked politicians to give President Kenyatta space to work.

She pointed out that it took a lot of humility for the president to sit down with Raila and place Kenyans' interests first.

"Handshake was proof that President Kenyatta is determined to leave behind a united nation," she said.

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