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Ruto showed his readiness to compromise

He is willing to engage in Talks

President William Ruto has today during a church service in Kwale county confirmed that he had indeed met with Opposition Leader Raila Odinga.

According to Ruto,The meeting also involved other leaders from the Azimio La Umoja coalition.

He said the meeting was aimed at seeking a truce in the aftermath of recent anti-government protests led by the opposition concerning the high cost of living.

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Addressing the congregation, the Head of State expressed his willingness to engage in talks with Raila Odinga, showing his readiness to compromise on crucial issues that will promote the prosperity of the nation.

I talked with the opposition leader (Raila) and his team, I told them that we are a democratic country guided by the constitution and law. We can disagree on many issues but no present past or future leader will plan violence destruction of property. That will never happen again in Kenya,”

the President said.

This announcement came one day after reports emerged that the talks between the two leaders would be facilitated by a 10-member committee comprising representatives from both sides of the coalition.

Olusegun Obasanjo

Notably, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has been appointed to oversee these talks, which will include Members of Parliament from each camp, along with other members outside the parliament.

Earlier, President Ruto had firmly stated his reluctance to engage in discussions with the Azimio leader, attributing his reservations to the perception that the opposition merely sought a share of the government.

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