Uhuru declares his stance on the handshake easing Ruto's worries

Ruto shouldn't be worried after Uhuru clarifies handshake deal

President Uhuru Kenyatta with DP William Ruto

President Uhuru Kenyatta has explained the purpose of the handshake which has been causing ripples in the Jubilee Party.

Speaking on Friday, President Kenyatta said that the handshake was not aimed at hurting anyone politically contrary to claims by politicians who said that the handshake would scuttle Jubilee Party.

The Head of State also reiterated his stand on the Building Bridges Initiative and assured Kenyans that the initiative was aimed at bringing the country together. 

Handshake creating turmoil

"There is no political intention of hurting this person or fighting that person, we must come together and deal with these challenges, it is going to hurt every one of us," the President said.

Deputy President William Ruto had accused AU envoy Raila Odinga of using trickery to break Jubilee Party adding that he was sowing chaos in political parties.

The DP saw Mr Odinga’s newfound unity with President Kenyatta following their handshake on March 9, 2018, as creating turmoil in political parties.

According to the DP, Mr Odinga is out to divide the Jubilee Party in the guise of uniting the country.

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