• Raila said they kept meeting by chance and that the only topic the two discussed was football.
• He explained that he attended the derby in his capacity as Patron of Gor Mahia as they played against historical nemesis AFC Leopards.
Azimio leader Raila Odinga has said his interaction with President William Ruto over the weekend in Nyandarua, Kasarani and Nyayo stadiums was not planned.
He said they kept meeting by chance and that the only topic the two discussed was football.
"We were in Nyandarua, we went there in Njabini village for the funeral of late Field Marshal Mama Mukami Kimathi and we met there with Ruto, his deputy and his ministers. And of course we shook hands. It was a chance meeting, we did not plan to meet there," he said.
Raila was speaking on Tuesday at Stoni Athi in Machakos County.
From Nyandarua, Raila went to Kasarani Stadium for the Kip Keino Classic World Tour where he said he had been invited.
"Ruto was also coming at Kasarani. We didn't know that he was coming. He also didn't know that I was going. We just met there by chance. And we watched the tournament together. We did not invite each other," he said.
The following day on Sunday, the two political adversaries met again during the Mashemeji derby at Nyayo Stadium.
Raila explained that he attended the derby in his capacity as Patron of Gor Mahia as they played against historical nemesis AFC Leopards.
The ODM leader said on his way to Nyayo Stadium, he noticed that there was traffic jam.
On inquiring, he was told roads had been closed because the President was heading to the stadium.
"That was when I knew that Ruto was going to the stadium," Raila said.
The two met at the stadium and watched the match together. During half time, the two went to the lounge.
"It was only one lounge. We met there. We did not talk anything other than football, and there was no handshake " he said.
Raila said he only shared a light moment with Ruto at the stadium and photos of them in a jovial mood were taken.