Just when activists and politicians thought the handshake was in trouble President Uhuru visited Raila last week at midnight. It was a defining moment for the handshake and the Building Bridges Initiative after president Uhuru and the Former Prime Minister appeared together ending speculations that the handshake was on it’s deathbed.
Uhuru and Raila will later inspect projects in Nairobi and also issued a joint press briefing at state house Nairobi. Such Bromance!
Uhuru was reported to have paid a courtesy call to Raila’s Karen home(he drove himself there) and it had been alleged that the main reason for Uhuru’s visit was to calm down rising suspicions among Raila’s ODM.
Some Members within ODM had begun to hint at abandoning the handshake and the BBI.
A new twist has however emerged after COTU secretary general Francis Atwoli has revealed the main reason Uhuru visited Raila’s home on Wednesday last week.
Speaking to the Standard, Atwoli has revealed that the visit had absolutely nothing to do with the BBI or the handshake.
According to Atwoli, Uhuru had only visited Raila to check on how he was doing after he had just discharged from the hospital and had also tested negative for COVID-19.
Atwoli has even stated that he also paid a courtesy call to the Former Prime Minister to check on how he was doing.
Atwoli has further insisted that there is no misunderstanding in the handshake as many people have been alleging.