On Thursday, President Uhuru Kenyatta led other leaders to grace the National Prayer Breakfast at Safari Park Hotel, a function that was meant to preach national unity at a critical moment when the country heads to the polls.
However, the discord between the President and his deputy William Ruto was at play once again after the two leaders, who have always shared a table at similar events in the past broke off from the tradition.
Uhuru shared his table with Chief Justice Martha Koome and Attorney General Paul Kihara while Ruto sat with speakers Kenneth Lusaka and Justin Muturi, who are both members of his Kenya Kwanza Alliance.
Moreover, hours after the prayers, politicians were back on the campaign trail doing exactly what they had earlier on stood against.
Leaders from the two major political factions were busy hurling insults and trading accusations against their competitors despite promising to heed the clarion call for unity during the transition period.
Do you think such functions are enough to tame politicians’ uncouth utterances and actions amid this heated campaign period?
Meanwhile, here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Ruto in Yet Another Attack Targeting Uhuru’s Projects
Deputy President William Ruto yesterday pledged to reverse more government policies that he described as detrimental to the economy of Coast region.
Dr Ruto, who led Kenya Kwanza Alliance campaigns in Likoni and Nyali constituencies in Mombasa County yesterday, promised to rescind the decision transferring Kenya Ferry Services (KFS) operations to Kenya Ports Authority (KPA).
State Office Decision on Uhuru Keeping Off Raila’s Campaigns
A report has revealed that the Azimio team has agreed that President Uhuru Kenyatta keeps off the campaign trail.
Further details have explained that the decision that President Kenyatta should keep off the campaigning publicly for Raila Odinga was made by a high-level state office.
DCI Unveils Women Luring Men Into Trap, Robbing Them Cash
5 suspects are awaiting arraignment today, Friday, May 27, after being arrested on Thursday for kidnapping a man from whom they demanded KSh 100,000 ransom.
Of the five, three are women who would be used to prey on men online before inviting them to their hideout with the promise of steamy moments.