In a surprising turn of events, details have emerged about how two legislators close to President William Ruto brokered a peace deal with the Azimio camp, bringing an end to the mass protests that had been rocking the country.
This is according to a secret report published by The Standard Newspaper, stating that the peace talks were led by two Members of Parliament who met with the Azimio camp and paved the way for dialogue.
This development comes after President Ruto spoke candidly about the need for peace during the state of the nation address on Sunday at the Statehouse.
The president signalled his willingness to engage in talks with the opposition to end the mass actions that had caused a state of uncertainty in the country.
Sources suggest that the intervention of the international community has played a significant role in bringing about peace talks.
Later on Sunday evening, former Prime Minister and Azimio La Umoja leader Raila Odinga held a lengthy meeting with US Senator from Delaware, Chris Coons, and other foreign envoys, including clerics.
The meeting is said to have taken more than two and a half hours, and it was allegedly during this time that the former prime minister softened his tough stance.
It is after this meeting that we saw Raila together with his counterparts call off the planned Monday and Thursday’s protests.
It is now clear that the Azimio camp agreed to come to the negotiating table with the government in order to reach a lasting solution.
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