Felix Koskei, President William Ruto’s Chief of Staff, has hinted at a possible handshake between Ruto and Opposition leader Raila Odinga.
Koskei indicated during a Thanksgiving Service at St. Luke ACK Church Ndara Koluoch in Asembo, Siaya County, that Ruto and Raila are likely to reach an agreement.
Koskei, one of Ruto’s trusted associates, stated that the two had previously collaborated and that there was no reason why they couldn’t do so again.
He stated that Nyanza and Rift Valley had a millennium-old link, which was why the two leaders had to join.
“I don’t want to talk much because of my position,” the Chief of Staff explained, “but you already know what I’m saying.”
To demonstrate his eagerness to collaborate with Raila, Ruto stated that the president has directed all government officials to develop every section of the country without discrimination.
“You saw the President tour the region and attend a cabinet meeting in Kisumu. “It’s an indication that the government is getting closer to the region,” he said.
Koskei is carrying on Ruto’s charm offensive launched during his visit to the Nyanza area last week.
“I was Raila’s ardent supporter, and I and others came together and supported him, but unfortunately we never got the presidency,” Ruto said while touring Homa Bay County.
“I have voted for Baba and I am calling on him to support me in 2027.”
This comes as Raila has intimated that he may endorse Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka for President in 2027.