President William Ruto's successful two-day official visit to the Nyanza Region has been lauded after the leaders and residents warmly welcomed and embraced him.
Ruto toured Homa Bay County where he was hosted by Governor Gladys Wanga and Senator Moses Kajwang among others before he toured Kisumu and Siaya Counties where he was received and hosted by Governor Anyang Nyong'o and James Orengo.
He also had the opportunity to meet with some Migori leaders led by the governor Ochilo Ayacko.
The leaders who spoke during the two day tour assured the president that despite being in the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance camp which is led by the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, they will work closely with the Kenya Kwanza Government for the sake of development in their counties.
According to different sources, Raila urged the leaders most of whom were elected under the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party to embrace the president and list what they want from the national government.
As quoted by the Nation on Tuesday, Political Analyst Mark Bichache said that the tour is both beneficial to Raila and Ruto.
In his view, Bichache said that Ruto has created a good rapport with the residents who might give him some votes in 2027, while Raila has appeared as a leader who can put tribal and opposition politics aside for the sake of development in his stronghold.
"The president knows he has another term to run for. For him to be re-elected and gain legitimacy, he must have votes from many communities. The truce also makes Raila appear as a statesman capable of putting politics aside for the sake of development and progress for his people," said Bichache.
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