President William Ruto has implored Sudanese-born British entrepreneur, Mo Ibrahim, to engage his predecessor Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Prime Minister Raila Odinga to cool the political temperatures in the country.
Speaking during the Mo Ibrahim Governance Forum at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), Ruto challenged the philanthropist to capitalize on his close ties with Uhuru and Raila to help them reach a consensus regarding the bipartisan talks.
Responding to Ruto’s request, the billionaire lamented that Uhuru had changed his mobile number.
“My other brother, unfortunately, has changed his mobile number. I cannot reach him. So, if you are hearing us, Uhuru give me a call,” he stated.
“I will look for his new number and give you,” Ruto assured Ibrahim.
Nonetheless, Ibrahim told Ruto that he had reached out to Raila and even invited him for lunch to address some of the issues raised by the Azimio side.
“You are all my friends. Uhuru, Raila, and you, are all my friends, and we are all brothers.”
“I already reached out to our brother Raila, and I invited him to come and have lunch, but I haven’t got confirmation yet. But I would like to meet him,” Ibrahim insisted.
Nonetheless, the billionaire pleaded with both Kenya Kwanza and Azimio’s sides to settle their differences and work for Kenyans.