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Source Close to Raila Explains Why They Don't Want to See Ruto in Kasarani on Friday

Deputy President William Ruto's presence is not required at the Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi on Friday, sources close to ODM leader Raila Odinga have said.

It's at the venue that Raila will be wrapping up his 'Azimio La Umoja' campaigns, and is also expected to use the event to announce his 2022 bid.

And while some of the leading politicians in the country have been invited, sources have said that Ruto is not wanted there and remains unwelcome.

This, sources close to the event planners say, is because the DP is considered ODM's main opponent and the biggest hurdle in Raila's path to State House.

“We consider him an opponent so we cannot invite him,” an insider told the People Daily.

But it has emerged that the OKA coalition leadership has been invited, despite the fact that all the leaders are also keen on participating in the top race.

The Baringo Senator Gideon Moi-led KANU party confirmed being invited, with party Secretary General Nick Salat saying that they plan on attending.

“Raila came to our function, so it is only in order we attend his. We would be there to ensure the event is successful,” he told the paper.

Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetangula, on the other hand, held that he has not been invited yet, even as the source revealed that all the four leaders; Moi, Wetangula, ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and Wiper's Kalonzo Musyoka have been invited.

Raila on Monday said that the event will be a big one, terming it a big wedding for Kenya and encouraging his supporters to attend in their numbers.

Among the international figures expected is former Nigerian President and Raila's long-time friend Olesegun Obasanjo.

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