President William Ruto
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Parties mustn’t be ‘banyan trees’

President William Ruto (left) and opposition leader Raila Odinga in Kisozi, Uganda, on February 26, 2024.

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What you need to know:

  • Raila might probably fit into the Indian adage about the mighty banyan tree that allows nothing else to grow under it.
  • Many in President Ruto’s court who are wired to hate Mr Odinga and oppose everything he says were probably left aghast and confused at the hand extended to a fierce rival, but wisdom and statesmanship eventually triumph over foolishness.