Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati and his Mugirango South counterpart Sylvanus Osoro have called a truce.
The two had engaged in a fistfight in the full glare of ODM leader Raila Odinga, Deputy President William Ruto, and mourners at the funeral of Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi’s father.
Many expected the conflict to escalate after the two shared the same podium on Friday during the funeral of Bonchari MP John Oroo Oyioka.
But Arati and Osoro had other plans. When Arati took to the podium, he requested Osoro to join him, amid cheers from the surprised mourners.
The two lawmakers then shook hands, hugged, and forgave each other. They even promised to work together.
“Political disagreement is allowed but that doesn’t mean we engage in war. This is a sign of unity to our people and new dawn; let us embrace peace and work together for the sake of our people,” Arati said.
Other Kisii leaders present took to the podium to congratulate the two for their bold move after their disagreement.
The presiding Priest Fr Lawrence Nyanga thanked the two parliamentarians for their gesture, urging others in the same situation to borrow a leaf.