The Kenyatta-Jaramogi fall-out in 1966 and the later Tom Mboya assassination in 1969 changed the country's political landscape.
It is worth noting that the relationship between Kikuyus and the Luo helped pave the road to independence. However, the two events mentioned above undermined the relationship between the two tribes.
After Tom Mboya's assassination, Political actors stretched the divide. Political commentators believe that the Kikuyu-Luo falling-out was the inception of sin that brewed tribal hatred within the country.
When then-President Mwai Kibaki visited ODM party leader Raila Odinga in his Bondo home in 2009, he established that the country was instantly placed on the development path whenever the two communities work together. This is expounded on with the 2002 election and more importantly the period before independence.
It is awe-inspiring to see president Uhuru chose Raila as his preferred successor.
The handshake which has been in existence for four years has scattered the foolhardy notion that the two communities cannot work together. It's worth beaming at the realization that Uhuru, Raila pact has bridged on the divide that has for decades threatened to bring down the country's development steps.
The partnership between the two leaders has detached Kenyans from old barriers that sprouted as early as 1966.
Uhuru Raila pact has unfastened and gotten rid of ethnic divisions, and that alone is a win for the country.
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