Deputy President William Ruto and AU envoy Raila Odinga were asked by Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana to mend fences and help heal the country.
Kivutha Kibwana attempts to mend fences between Raila and Ruto at Devolution Conference
Kibwana dares Ruto regarding the strained relationship with Raila
Prof Kibwana was speaking at the sixth devolution conference in Kirinyaga where he challenged the two leaders who have been political enemies to come together and have a second generation handshake.
"Kenyans wish that you and ODM leader Raila Odinga would have a second generation handshake for the sake of peace," the Makueni county boss stated.
Governor Kibwana was speaking at the conference where DP Ruto was in attendance as he is expected to make the final remarks.
Over the past one week, Ruto and Raila have renewed their political differences fueled by the ongoing probe into how Ksh21 billion was lost.
Speaking at the devolution conference Raila questioned how Ruto got the information on the loss of dam project funds.
Raila told Ruto to allow agencies tasked with fighting corruption to do their jobs.
“If we are talking about the theft in the dams project, don't come and tell us it was not Sh20 billion, it was only Sh7 billion. Let the investigating authorities complete their investigations. Who are you to tell us? How did you know?” Raila posed.
DP Ruto had denied reports that Sh21 billion allocated to Arror and Kimwarer dam projects in Elgeyo-Marakwet has been lost.
“It is a flat lie, the money in question is Sh7 billion and for every coin that has been paid, we have a bank guarantee, no money will be lost because we are a responsible Government," Dr Ruto stated.
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