Raila is engaging with Ruto to mend fences in order to stabilize the waves in Nyanza.
Keeping his cool with President William Ruto is seen to be part of opposition leader Raila Odinga's plan to placate moderate friends who are wary of protracted confrontation, prevent loyal allies from defecting, and deflect attacks on his side from the ruling coalition.
In an unexpected U-turn last week, Mr. Odinga rallied Nyanza leaders to support the President during his two-day visits to the area at the weekend, signaling a warming of relations following a protracted campaign to cast doubt on Dr. Ruto's election since the elections last August.
According to his allies, Mr. Odinga's truce with the President will also help him defend himself against accusations that he is opposed to development and prevent the Kenya Kwanza administration from persecuting opposition leaders.
In order to get support for Bills that will advance the objectives of the opposition, he will use this period to strengthen support within his political constituencies and create cooperation between opposition and government leaders in both Houses.
Our source claims that Raila Odinga instructed his allies to welcome the government to their region. Odinga, who had long insisted that the elections were rigged against him, reportedly set the stage for the President's rousing welcome to the area by having local leaders, including governors James Orengo (Siaya), Gladys Wanga (Homa Bay), Anyang' Nyong'o (Kisumu), and Ochilo Ayacko (Migori). Here is the link; https://www.facebook.com/105983259496/posts/pfbid02uie3BPSeXtniua4YmND8hyoTKq4S5HAUmskjyvcxTycYCpsDf7wnYEt25C6gow2El/?app=fbl
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