Strategy meetings are currently being held to reconcile President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto, details have emerged.
According to a report by the Standard, there are attempts by bishops and senior politicians to reconcile the two leaders.
The report detailed that the bishops have been meeting representatives of the two national leaders in an effort to strike another handshake similar to that of President Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga.
Two Catholic clerics are leading the quiet push.
A bishop who was reluctant to be quoted said there was progress but they were yet to firm up the process.
“We started the process of reaching out to the leaders. The talks are fruitful but not concluded. We pray for unity and reconciliation,” the bishop said.
He said political tension is not good for the country. The team hopes to rope in more leaders.
Activities have intensified with night meetings led by a Cabinet Secretary from the Rift Valley and the religious leaders, seeking ways of reconciling the two by the end of the week.
A meeting was held by the leaders on Sunday night and the following morning, the DP left the city for Sugoi to meet Nyanza clergy.
On Monday afternoon, he flew back to Nairobi and met the bishops then went to a private meeting. It is not clear what they agreed upon.
The relationship between the head of state and his deputy has been growing sour as time goes by.
In April and May, Kenyatta removed Ruto allies from key positions.
The removal of National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale, Majority Whip Ben Washiali, Senate’s Murkomen, Susan Kihika, Kithure Kindiki diminished Ruto’s political clout in Jubilee.
In May, Kenyatta sanctioned the change of guard at the Jubilee Party National Management Committee, kicking out Ruto allies. The changes are seen to have trimmed DP’s influence in the party.
Ruto’s close allies have however, poured cold water on the possibility of a handshake between Kenyatta and the DP.
“What talks are you talking about? I am not aware. Why would the president and his deputy reconcile? When did they differ in the first place,” Soy MP Caleb Kositany posed.
Ruto’s communication director Emanuel Tallam said the claims were absurd.
“I am not aware of any differences between the president and his deputy. Someone must be overworking,” Tallam said.