Ruto on Why Gachagua Was Absent During Meetings With Raila; Ruto Reveals Why He Appointed Ogolla As CDF Despite Bomas Saga & EPRA Increases Fuel Prices for May – June

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Over the few days, President William Ruto and Opposition leader Raila Odinga’s political dalliance has left many speculating that something might be cooking between the two leaders.

The two nemeses shared a podium during the funeral of Mukami Kimathi in Nyandarua County on Saturday and in what signals a new dawn, they flew straight to Kasarani stadium to witness the finals of the Kipkeino Classic.

On Sunday, the two former allies turned bitter foes were seen together during a match between Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards at Nyayo Stadium.

However, speaking from State House on Sunday evening, the Head of State put to rest rumors that he had met Raila before he called off anti-government protests claiming that he only met the former Premier on Saturday in Nyandarua, for the first time in many months.

They were once close allies during the 2007 elections under ODM’s Pentagon but later fell out and have never worked together ever since, and have been harsh critics of each other with their close allies digging at each at every opportunity.

These latest moves have, however, sent tongues wagging about their real intentions even as they signal the thawing of their ties.

Do you think the three meetings in a span of two days is a signal that the two leaders might be ready to bury the hatchet?

Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:

Ruto on Why Gachagua Was Absent During Meetings With Raila

Ruto, Raila attend Mashemeji derby at Kasarani

President William Ruto and his arch-rival Raila Odinga surprised the whole country over the weekend after sharing a podium on three major occasions.

The two political protagonists shared the same podium in Nyandarua County where they both graced the burial of Mukami Kimathi, widow of Maumau fighter Dedan Kimathi who was laid to rest on Saturday, the 13th day of May.

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Ruto Reveals Why He Appointed Ogolla As CDF Despite Bomas Saga

President Ruto explains why he appointed Gen Francis Ogolla as Chief of  Defence | Pulselive Kenya

Among the many things that President William Ruto talked about in his relatively lengthy media interview on May 14th was his appointment of General Francis Ogolla as the new Chief of Defense Forces.

While responding to a question by Citizen TV’s Ayub Abdikadir regarding alleged tribalism in some state appointments, the President took a moment to use General Ogolla’s appointment as General Robert Kibochi’s successor as an example of how fair, balanced and just his government is.

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EPRA Increases Fuel Prices for May – June

Fuel prices remain unchanged in April review

Energy Petroleum Regulatory Authority ( EPRA) on 14th May released a new review on fuel prices.

Making the announcement via their official Twitter handle, the authority as well announced new fuel prices in major cities like Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Nakuru and Kakamega.

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