The discernible relationship between ODM leader Raila Amolo Odinga and President William Ruto holds significant implications for Kenya. It underscores the importance of not dismissing the possibility of discussions akin to the handshake. Right?


Significant progress has been made in their relationship as seen by their recent joint journey to Uganda, during which they met with Ugandan President Yoweri kaguta Museveni . It begs the question of whether their seeming antagonism was merely projected to the advantage of their respective base of supporters.

Evidently, these two key Kenyan leaders are able to hold meetings and conversations in spite of the public's impression of opposition. President Obasanjo brokered a secret meeting following the 2023 demonstrations, which was their first post-election meeting. The NADCO report was made possible by the cease-fire that emerged from this meeting.

In a recent development, government officials, led by CS Aisha Jumwa, visited Raila's Capitol Hill office for discussions. This scenario mirrors the events of 2018 following the handshake between Raila and Uhuru. The upcoming period promises a series of interactions between government figures and Raila, underscoring Raila's reliance on their support in his pursuit of a political position. These are indeed intriguing times for individuals who were once political adversaries.