Sunday October 21, 2018-Deputy President William Ruto yesterday joined President Uhuru Kenyatta and Kenyans in congratulating his political foe and National Super Alliance (NASA) leader, Raila Odinga, on landing African Union (AU) job and wished him well in his new appointment.
“Congratulations Raila Odinga as you begin a new assignment as the African Union High Representative for Infrastructure Development in Africa," read part of Ruto's tweet.
However, Kenyans were skeptical about Ruto's well wishes to Raila, citing his initial sentiments when he addressed Kenyans during Mashujaa Day Celebrations in Bukhungu Stadium Kakamega, in which he wished Raila to be a Sunday school teacher rather than the President.
Ruto noted that he did not believe Raila's proverbial journey to Canaan, because the Bible he read never indicated there were crocodiles in River Jordan which impeded the exodus as Raila claims in his symbolic way of explaining why he chose to work with Uhuru.
"Zamani tukisoma kuhusu safari ya kwenda Canaan kwa Bibilia hatukuona mahali kulikuwa na mamba mto Jordan. Lakini Nashukuru mheshimiwa Raila ametuambia. Yeye angekuwa mwalimu mzuri wa Sunday school. (Long ago when we read the story of the journey to Canaan in the Bible, we didn't see where crocodiles were in River Jordan. Anyway I thank Raila for the revelation. He could make good Sunday school teacher," Ruto said.
The Kenyan DAILY POST