President William Ruto has hinted at offering former prime minister Raila Odinga a role in his government .
Speaking on Monday 26th, September 2022, the head of state pointed out that he would be willing to give the Azimio la Umoja Presidential candidate a role to play in the government.
Noting that if the decision would serve the best interest of the country and aligns with his development agenda and that is if he fronts himself to undertake state duties.
“When Raila Odinga decides to retire, and I think there are roles he can play as a Kenyan leader, he can support the country in other initiatives may be in the Great Lakes Region, he can work with us as an elder statesman, it is not for me to choose.
“It is a decision to be made by Kenyans. As president, I would deploy all the resources that we have for the good of the country and If Raila Odinga came by, I would find something for him to do but not in the handshake arrangement,” Ruto told BBC News Africa.
The president went ahead and retaliated that a handshake arrangement would undermine the opposition’s role.
“The handshake arrangement was the biggest fraud on the people of Kenya. It should not have happened.
“Once you compromise the opposition you are headed in the wrong direction, many wrong things will happen as it did,” he added. More