The war between ODM and Deputy President William Ruto’s Tanga Tanga team took a shock turned on Tuesday, after Ruto suggested that Raila had desperately looked for him before the handshake.
“Raila Odinga approached me four times to have a discussion but I declined,” Dr Ruto said in an interview with Citizen TV.
“I told him we have only one centre of command … I informed the president, whom I told I will not engage Raila.”
ODM secretary General released a statement claiming that Ruto was lying and that Raila would rather make a deal with the birds and trees, but not a character like William Ruto.
“Rt. Hon Raila Odinga had
Mr Edwin Sifuna made history in 2017 when he became the first man to lose two seats in one election… In Bungoma and Nairobi…— Battalion Alis (@alis_battalion) April 10, 2019
This set up a grand fight on Twitter between Sifuna and Emanuel Talam, a senior employee in the office of the Deputy President.
Talam questioned how Sifuna was still an employee of ODM, after the embarrassing defeats in Ugenya, Embakasi South and Wajir West.
Sifuna could not let this go.
We are in 2019, less than two years since a general elections but it already seems that 2022 will be a Raila/Ruto affair.
Some quarters have called on the two factions to calm down and focus on development.