• This was the first time President Ruto and Opposition Chief Raila Odinga met publicly for the first time after the August 2022 elections.
• However, Deputy President Gachagua did not grace the event.
A weekend of first that left Kenyans with mixed reactions as President William Ruto and Azimio la Umoja Coalition leader Raila Odinga was in Kasarani Stadium together on Saturday.
The two leaders had attended the burial of Mama Mukami Kimathi in Nyandarua.
Ruto and Raila arrived separately in their choppers and sat less than one metre from each other.
Both leaders were still dressed in their black suits an indication that it was a must-attendance at the Kip Keino Classic.
Sports CS Ababu Namwamba was seated in between the leaders, who were seen having conversations from time to time.
President Ruto and Raila later changed into their new outfits and sat to watch the athletes.
Leaders present were Prime CS Musalia Mudavadi, and CS for Transport Kipchumba Murkomen among others.
However, Deputy President Gachagua did not grace the event.
This was the first time President Ruto and Opposition Chief Raila Odinga met publicly for the first time after the August 2022 elections.
The leaders have been throwing jabs at each other publicly over cost of living, Finance Bill, 2023, protests, Shakahola saga, state appointments among others issues.
However, the laughter shared between Ruto and Raila at Kasarani led to different reactions among Kenyans including political leaders.
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