Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) elected Member of Parliament Kassim Tandaza Sawa has now paused a tough question to his boss former prime minister Raila Odinga over what handshake had achieved.
In his query, the Matuga constituency lawmaker put Raila to task to explain how his newly-found relationship with president Uhuru Kenyatta had brought progress in implementation of development projects across the country as it was being asserted by the supporters of the handshake.
Kassim cited the rise in fuel prices in Kenya as one of the problems in which the former prime minister and his 'brother' had failed to solve. He enquired from Raila whether the development purported to have been ocassioned by Uhuru and the ODM chief's 2018 truce was the shooting of fuel prices in the country.
However, the legislator agreed with the assertion that the handshake brought peace and unity that Kenyans yearned for after the highly contested 2017 presidential election.
"After the handshake, we achieved peace but I would want to ask Raila that no development has taken place. Is fuel price a development?" Kassim asked Raila.
This comes days after the prices of fuel in Kenya skyrocketed due to bad economic times caused by the novel Coronavirus (COVID-2019) pandemic.
The president and the former prime minister shook hands in 2018 and decided to bury the hatchet. This follows after the latter controversially swore himself in as the people's president at Uhuru Park. Raila refused to participate in repeat presidential election that was ordered by the Supreme Court after it nullified the initial exercise when it noted some illegalities in the exercise.
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