VIDEO: Frenemies Raila, Ruto trade cheerful ‘Canaan’ banter
A friendly banter between opposition leader Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto over Kenya’s political ‘Canaan’ tickled guests who attended the Mashujaa Day celebrations on Saturday at Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega County.
The one-time political allies-turned-bitter rivals left guests in attendance, including President Uhuru President, in stitches with their light-hearted analogy of their respective understanding of the Biblical promised land.
Raila was the first to venture into his pet subject from a lifetime struggle quest to deliver Kenyans to ‘Canaan’.
He sought to explain why he unexpectedly joined hands with President Kenyatta somewhere along the journey.
“Tulikuwa tunapeleka watu ‘Canaan’, tulipofika mto Jordan, tukakutana na mamba… ndio tuongee na wewe, tukasema tujenge daraja kuvuka mto Jordan kuingia Caanan. Na tunaingia, pamoja, wanaNasa na WanaJubilee,” he said amid hysterical laughter from the president.
But when the DP took to the podium he threw a hilarious twist to Mr Odinga’s narration, in effort to put the records straight from a Biblical context.
“Hatukuambiwa kulikuwa na mamba mto Jordan… Raila angekuwa mwalimu mzuri sana wa Sunday school,” he said.