Deputy President William Ruto’s supporters on Wednesday joined a rally where former Prime Minister Raila Odinga was addressing residents in Nairobi.
The DP Ruto supporters chanted his name while others raised wheelbarrows during the brief rally at Burma Market along Jogoo Road.
The ODM party leader had been accompanied by Jubilee nominated MP Maina Kamanda and had been addressing a large crowd from the sunroof of his vehicle when the interruption took place.
Raila went on to address the crowd and spoke about the need to pass the BBI documents which he said was a result of the handshake.
“The handshake gave birth to BBI which has solutions to many problems that we face today,” he said.
On Twitter, Raila said he made a stop at the market ‘to say hello to the people’.
Earlier, Raila met youths to drum up support for BBI.
Taking to Twitter, he said, “I had a dynamic and insightful engagement with youth hailing from Nairobi county who pledged their full and unwavering support for the BBI process. The referendum train continues to garner speed unabated. It’s now all systems go!”
Raila has kicked off aggressive countrywide public engagements in what appears to be a tactical move to counter Ruto’s wave ahead of the 2022 election.
Raila’s tours that started a month ago came almost one month after DP Ruto scaled down his public engagements due to what he termed a surge in Covid-19 infections.
For instance, in a span of four weeks, the former Prime Minister visited seven counties, holding strategic meetings with local leadership as he drums up support for the Building Bridges Initiative. The engagements are also laced with 2022 politics.