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What Raila Has Sent His Team to Tell Ruto's Side About Power Sharing

Azimio La Umoja leader Raila Odinga says that he has sent his side of the bipartisan talks team to make it clear to the other side that he is not in the talks anticipating some political office.

The former Prime Minister has held that he is not interested in a piece of Ruto's government as is being alleged, and is not in the talks in pursuit of any form of a power sharing arrangement.

The ODM party leader on Thursday made it clear that he has since instructed members of the Azimio bipartisan team to communicate this position to their Kenya Kwanza counterparts once talks resume.

Raila, who has severally been accused of pursuing a handshake with Ruto, stated that he still considers him an illegitimate President and is not interested in being part of such a government.

"We wish to make it absolutely clear that we are not interested in power-sharing with Kenya Kwanza. In fact, our position remains that Kenya Kwanza is illegitimate that is in power through a civilian coup," he said.

He made the remarks during a press statement at the SMK Centre in Karen area of Nairobi.

This comes as some close allies of Ruto, led by Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, continue to accuse him of trying to arm-twist Ruto into a handshake and subsequent admission into government.

But he has repeatedly made it clear that he is not interested in a handshake and only wants Ruto to address the factors ailing the country, the economy and the country's democracy.

Raila has also held that he won the presidency in last year's general election, but was rigged out by Ruto, maintaining that it should be his government.

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