President William Ruto has been hailed by political expert Mutahi Ngunyi as someone who will bring Kenyans together.
Ngunyi claimed in a statement on Saturday that Ruto's reception in Nyanza region, the stronghold of Azimio leader Raila Odinga, demonstrates that he is prepared to bring the nation together.
"Perhaps, just perhaps, Ruto is the person who will bring the nation together. Perhaps I am mistaken, but his greeting in Nyanza, the enemy's country, is revealing. But based on what I can see, I don't want to be correct. least for the moment, "said he.
This comes after Ruto spent two days camping in the Nyanza region while on a state visit.
To start development initiatives, Ruto traveled to the counties of Homabay, Kisumu, and Siaya.
Despite their party affiliation, Ruto congratulated the Nyanza leaders for committing to cooperate with the administration.
Raila Odinga, the leader of the Azimios, is a native of the Nyanza region. Residents have consistently supported him in large numbers each time he has run for president.
Ruto, who ran against Raila in the most recent elections, recalls receiving few votes from Nyanza, particularly from Homa Bay, where he claimed to have received just 1% of the vote.
In the company of his deputy, Rigathi Gachagua, Ruto was welcomed with open arms by the local populace and authorities.
On Friday, Ruto arrived in Homa Bay to begin his two-day visit of the Nyanza area. Along with other Azimio leaders from the area, his deputy Rigathi Gachagua and governor Gladys Wanga welcomed him.
On his second day of travel, Ruto arrived at Bondo, Siaya County, on Saturday.
In Siaya, he oversaw the opening of the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology's Blue Economy research hub.
Governor James Orengo of Siaya and Senator Oburu Odinga of Siaya, who is also the brother of Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga, welcomed Ruto.
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