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- Mr Ruto has never hidden his disdain for the handshake, accusing Mr Odinga of attempting to use it to break up Jubilee. - But Mr Odinga explained how the handshake came about and stressed that the BBI forums were important as a way of achieving national unity. Advertisement By MOHAMED AHMED. Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga on Friday denied claims by Deputy President William Ruto that he approached him first for the handshake before eventually striking a political truce with President Uhuru Kenyatta. At a meeting with Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) delegates ahead of the public rally today, Mr Odinga clarified that at no point did he seek Mr Ruto’s help after the 2017 election. Full story

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