Uhuru and Raila outing gives handshake fresh momentum.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga spent the day together inspecting government projects Thursday.

And to cap it all Odinga was invited to State House for a live televised briefing ending the day on a high.

The high profile events sent a rave within the political scene as the two leaders showered each other with praise.

It put paid overtures that deputy president William Ruto has been making to Raila trying to woo the opposition chief to his side come 2022 general elections.

The political scene has been thrown into a spin with Ruto appearing increasingly isolated and in urgent need to make a political comeback.

Ruto has also been missing in action since receing the Russian-made Covid-19 vaccine.

Thursday’s events started with a tour of Green Park – a new matatu termini being prepared by the Nairobi Metropolitans Services.

The President and Raila then proceeded to Kajiado where they opened a 48 km road in the county.

At the scene, Uhuru explained that he called Raila in the morning and he agreed to join him for the tour.

Raila on his part said the event gave him an opportunity to appear before Kenyans to assure them that he is okay.

He said the disease was a terrible one and had left in an precarious situation but was thankful to God for the healing.

The meeting also comes a day after Raila declared that the handshake was still very strong and that “reggae” had not stopped.

He said the country will go ahead with the referendum and that there is no turning back.

There have been some disqueit after sections of ODM party the key handshake partners appeared to backpeddal on the BBI process.

The declaration by Raila and the high profile tour with President Uhuru means the BBI process is firmly on course.

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