Deputy President William Ruto announced that his rivalry with ODM leader Raila Odinga was over.
Speaking in Kisumu on Thursday, the DP was cheered by the crowds after he saluted them in the local Dholuo language. He further stated that their differences politically had been set aside.
The DP stated: “Uhasimu na uadui wa kisiasa kati yangu na ndugu yangu mkubwa Raila umekwisha leo. Mimi ndio kijana mkubwa wa Baba yetu Raila Odinga, na hapa mimi niko nyumbani.”
He added: “Vile Prime Minister amesema, leo tumefika hapa na tumekubaliana ya kuwa ile uhasama ya zamani tumezika.. tunaanza ukurasa mpya ya kuunganisha Wakenya.”
The crowd cheered at the DP when he addressed Raila by his political nickname ‘Tinga’.
DP Ruto assured Kenyans that the three would work together as they were on the same journey to unite the country.
Earlier on Raila had posted pictures on his Twitter account after he received the DP at the Kisumu International Airport.
“Sharing light moments with Deputy President @WilliamsRuto as we await the arrival of President @UKenyatta at Kisumu International Airport,” the former Prime Minister stated.
— Raila Odinga (@RailaOdinga) December 13, 2018
The two also shared a light hug when Raila was at the airport. The DP also shared a light moment with MP Junet Mohamed who had accompanied the former Premier.