Cord and Jubilee leaders meeting with other international dignitaries on Tuesday over some issues facing the country, were caught on camera and surprising, they show the politicians share some strangely sincere friendship.
Based on the images from the meeting which saw President Uhuru Kenyatta host the leaders to a luncheon at State house in honour of visiting Republic of Korea President Park Geun-hye, the two alleged rivals were seen making merry, as they wined and dined on jokes.
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One released by State House showed Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery holding Cord leader Raila Odinga in a manner suggesting the two shared “another heartfelt joke”.
Another one also showed the leaders exchanging many cheerful greetings and a friendly handshake as well as having friendly conversations while laughing over trivia things even as the public remains tensed on the IEBC protest.
On the same picture, Majority leader Aden Duale was seen laughing with Raila as they exchanged smiles.
Via Twitter handle, Duale wrote;
— Hon. Aden Duale (@HonAdenDuale) May 31, 2016
— KIPCHUMBA MURKOMEN (@kipmurkomen) May 31, 2016
Since the emergence of the pictures, social media users have been pouring out comments attacking ordinary Kenyans who battle themselves for the politicians.
Some said if the president had taken the decision some days ago, lives would have been saved while others insult CS Joseph Nkaissery and other top leaders pictured for using the lives of ordinary Kenyans to play politics.
And as the pictures go viral, many people keep calling on the public to desist from engaging in fist fights over the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.
— Alice Gitau Wambua (@Syowambua) May 31, 2016
The South Korean President was formally received by Uhuru. She arrived in the country on Monday for the state visit. She was accorded full military honors that included a 21-gun salute, with the Kenya Defence Forces band playing the national anthems of Kenya and South Korea.
Geun-hye witnessed the signing of various agreements between Kenya and South Korea. Earlier, the two presidents held talks on different issues affecting Kenyans among which is the IEBC impasse.
Later on, President Geun-hye inspected a colorful guard of honor mounted by a detachment of the Kenya Air Force. Mr Odinga left a burial service in Narok County to attend the meeting with Uhuru after a telephone call from State House.
Also during the meeting, President Uhuru Kenyatta invited the opposition to Afraha stadium for Madaraka day fete on Wednesday.
PSCU said via twitter on Tuesday:
“The President and DP William Ruto invite Raila Odinga and Wetangula for Afraha Madaraka day Celebrations.”
It is not clear whether Cord leaders accepted the invite but they insisted the Uhuru Park rally must go on. Wiper leader and CORD co-essential Kalonza Musyoka did not attend as he left the country on an excursion to Beijing, China.