William Ruto and Raila Odinga bury the hatchet, become friends ahead of August 8 polls

- Deputy President William Ruto recently used soft tones while addressing Raila Odinga

- The move has led many into thinking that the two rival politicians have finally squashed their beef

- Unlike in Nyeri where Ruto snubbed Raila during the Madaraka Celebration, Ruto welcomed Raila on stage during Nkaissery’s burial and even referred to him as his political mentor

It seems like Deputy President William Ruto has squashed his long-time beef with the National Super Alliance flagbearer and opposition leader Raila Odinga.

Being in opposite political sides, Raila Odinga and William Ruto have always scuffled over a number of issues.

However, their animosity may have died if Ruto’s recent acts towards Raila Odinga can hold water.

Has Deputy President William Ruto squashed his beef with Raila Odinga? Details

Raila Odinga and William Ruto at a past function. Photo: CitizenTV

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DP William Ruto had a soft tone on Raila Odinga for the first time after ages recently when they both turned up for Joseph Nkaissery’s burial in Bisil,Kajiado.

Unlike in their usual demeanor when they would exchange verbal jibes, especially in political rallies, Ruto and Raila enjoyed some few minutes of friendship during Nkaissery’s burial as the former invited the latter to the podium to address mourners.

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Has Deputy President William Ruto squashed his beef with Raila Odinga? Details

Raila and Ruto. Photo: Kenyans

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Ruto was even courteous enough to refer to Raila as his ‘political mentor’ and former Prime Minister.

The two leaders met again on Saturday, July 15 2017 evening at the Moi Sports Centre- Kasarani to watch the IAAF World Junior Championship and shared light moments.

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Has Deputy President William Ruto squashed his beef with Raila Odinga? Details

William Ruto with Raila Odinga at Kasarani. Photo: William Ruto/Twitter

The new ‘friendship’ between Ruto and Raila comes just a month after the Deputy President who was the Master of Ceremony during the 2017 Madaraka Day celebration in Nyeri, snubbed the former premier, a move that triggered heated online debates with many questioning their relationship.

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