Coincidence? Ruto and Raila will be in Gusii region at the same time
President William Ruto landed at Gusii stadium, Kisii County on Thursday afternoon for a three-day regional tour that will see him launch some projects and attend the homecoming ceremony of Education CS Ezekiel Machogu.
The Head of State will also be in Gusii region at the same time as his political nemesis, Azimio leader Raila Odinga.
While Dr Ruto tours the region, Mr Odinga will be a few kilometres away at a burial event for one of his long-time friends.
“It’s true, we will be in Kisii tomorrow for a burial,” Mr Odinga’s spokesman Mr Dennis Onyango confirmed.
Kisii Senator Richard Onyonka said that Mr Odinga is free to attend the burial while Dr Ruto will continue with his planned function.
“This is a coincidence. I see no controversy. Both functions will proceed. Mr Odinga will attend Otegi’s burial, his late father’s friend,” said Mr Onyonka.
Kisii, Nyamira and Migori have been Azimio zones, and political observers are keen to see whether they warm up to the ruling United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party after the tour.
President Ruto is on a three-day working tour of Gusii and Migori counties, his first in the region since taking office last year.