Details of Jimmy Wanjigi and Uhuru’s handshake

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The twists of politics in Kenya is vowing to make plenty of history this year as so many unpredictable incidences and quotes are being heard and seen from the vocal masterminds of words.

While you were not looking, two political adversaries; President Uhuru Kenyatta and billionaire businessman Jimi Wanjigi crossed paths and another handshake took place.

Hidden from the cameras that were relaying President Uhuru Kenyatta’s arrival at the Bondo home of Raila Odinga, was Mr. Wanjigi.

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As Mr. Kenyatta arrived for breakfast, he was met by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, his elder brother Oburu Odinga, Siaya Senator Jimmy Orengo, Siaya Governor Cornel Rasanga and at the very end, Jimi Wanjigi.

There were smiles all over but Wanjigi’s smile stands out as he patiently waits for his turn to shake the President’s hand and the handshake does not disappoint.

The President, known for his hearty handshakes, shakes Wanjigi’s hand and they all move in to go and break bread together.

Uhuru Kenyatta and Jimi Wanjigi's handshake in Bondo

Mr. Kenyatta and Mr. Odinga had their handshake which many praise for pulling Kenya from the brink of an all out political conflict; but the Kenyatta-Wanjigi handshake is just as interesting after Wanjigi’s face-off with Uhuru’s administration.

Over the last year and a half, the businessman has been accusing President Uhuru Kenyatta of prosecuting him for backing Raila Odinga in the 2017 General Election.

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Wanjigi, a man who was once spoken about in hushed tones dominated news headlines for months and he showed that he wouldn’t take whatever the government brought to him lying down.

Recently at a forum where he urged Kenyans to increase their numbers by giving birth to many children, he also declared forgiveness for his enemies when his house was raided and he constantly lived in tension.

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