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Kalonzo calls for political truce between Ruto and Raila

In Summary

• Kalonzo said the escalating war of words between the two camps was bringing back the political tension which the handshake was supposed to heal.

• The Wiper leader said he will undertake the task of mediating between the two so that the country can move forward together.

Deputy President William Ruto with Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka at the burial of Bishop Emeritus of PEFA Samuel Mwatha Kang'ethe in Kandara, Murang'a County on Thursday, March 14, 2019.
Deputy President William Ruto with Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka at the burial of Bishop Emeritus of PEFA Samuel Mwatha Kang'ethe in Kandara, Murang'a County on Thursday, March 14, 2019.
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Wiper Democratic Movement leader Kalonzo Musyoka has called for a political truce between Deputy President William Ruto and ODM Leader Raila Odinga for the country to heal.

Kalonzo said the escalating war of words between the two camps was bringing back the political tension which the handshake was supposed to heal.

The Wiper leader spoke in the presence of Ruto on Thursday during the burial of Bishop Emeritus of PEFA Samuel Mwatha Kang'ethe in Kandara.

Kalonzo said he will undertake the task of mediating between the two so that the country can move forward together.

He said the 2022 campaigns are three years away and Kenyans demand services now. 

Ruto said the country needs peacemakers for the nation to prosper.

Leaders at the function, however, drummed up support for their preferred candidate for 2022.

Led by Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu and Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro said the recent working relations with ODM will not succeed adding that it is meant to destroy Jubilee from within.

Masinga MP Joshua Mwalwo said Wiper will be fronting Kalonzo to take up the leadership of the country from President Uhuru Kenyatta.