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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,2ND OCT 2020-President Uhuru Kenyatta has spoken Regarding his tense relationship with Deputy President William Ruto, insisting that he has not sidelined his deputy by working with ODM leader Raila Odinga.
He maintained that he is working with the opposition to achieve inclusivity in the country.
“There are some who feel that me reaching out to the opposition is meant to sideline William Ruto but there is nothing more to the country. What we are trying to do is bring people together to agree on issues that divide us and then be in a position to actually have an election where the people of Kenya will have the opportunity to choose a leader and have a system that is more inclusive where the results will be such that there is acceptability,” said Kenyatta.
Speaking in an interview with France 24, a state-owned TV network in France, Kenyatta who was also asked whether he will support his deputy in the 2022 presidential election ,he remained non-committal instead saying he is currently committed to peace, stability and prosperity” for Kenyans.
The president also broke his silence on the advisory issued to him by Chief Justice David Maraga to dissolve Parliament for failing to enact the two-thirds gender rule. Kenyatta said it is a regret that Parliament has failed to enact the two-thirds gender but noted that it is not his intention to dissolve it as recommended by CJ Maraga.