Political Analyst Martin Andati has joined other Kenyans and leaders across the political space in giving his view after President William Ruto's two-day official tour to the Nyanza Region turned successful.
Ruto made the visit to the Nyanza last week on Friday and Saturday, where he and his team were hosted by Governors Gladys Wanga (Homa Bay), Anyang Nyong'o (Kisumu) and also James Orengo from Siaya.
In all the meetings and the addresses that were made during the tour, the leaders assured Ruto that they will work with his government, despite being in the opposition camp.
According to Andati, and who spoke with Spice FM on Monday, Ruto was treated to a warm welcome since the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance boss Raila Odinga had urged them to do so.
He added that the president might not have reached out directly to Raila before visiting the region, and that the United Kingdom High Commissioner to Kenya Jane Marriott, might have played a great role.
"Ruto might not have had a direct conversation with Raila Odinga before touring Nyanza, but there is a very big possibility that the UK commissioner to Kenya is mediating something. You know that British and the Americans have a great interest in Kenya," he said.
Governance Expert Daniel Juma on his part opined that Ruto and Raila are friends, and with all eyes of them, they will not want to cause tension when the country has been peaceful before and after the elections.
On the position of the official opposition leader being proposed by Ruto, Andati opines that the president wants to have a structure that will allow the opposition to oversight the government, and also not give them any room to hold demos against any sitting government.
Get Andati's remarks at 29:20.
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