Odinga made the rare confession while speaking at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom where he gave a speech on the unity process that he has championed alongside President Kenyatta.
Odinga was, however, optimistic that the unity deal would materialise and serve as a good example for other African countries that have struggled with divisive politics.
“It is our hope that the handshake could inspire other African nations struggling with problems similar to those of Kenya.”
"There will be opposition and resistance because the issues we want to tackle go to the core of how Kenya has been run over the past five decades,” he stated.
President Kenyatta has also in the recent accused some unnamed persons of undermining the unity deal.
Speaking at the funeral of multi-party champion Kenneth Matiba, the President asked anyone with issues regarding the handshake to address it directly with him (Kenyatta) or with Odinga.