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"Thank you saving my job" Laughter erupts as president Ruto thanked Ethiopian Prime Minister.

Ruto described his trip to Ethiopia as being primarily focused on obtaining a license for Safaricom to do its business there.

He said that the two engaged in hours-long conversations and that an agreement was only reached at the eleventh hour because the prime minister was a tough negotiator.

The head of state questioned what actions he would have taken if the PM's office had refused to issue the cell operator a license and portrayed his journey to Ethiopia as a task assigned by Kenyans.

"When I made my speech earlier, we did not have a deal. When I left Nairobi this morning, I had an assignment from the people of Kenya to go back with a licence. It was my first assignment (as President).  In the better part of the morning, I engaged a very difficult person. The people of Ethiopia are lucky. You have a genius for a leader. I know that I try. I am good but he is better. On my behalf, I want to thank the PM for saving my job," Ruto stated as the delegates burst into laughter.

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