A former critic of President Uhuru Kenyatta now says he has no option other than to back the government to deliver on it's mandate following the handshake politics which transformed politics of the country.

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Timothy Bosire, the former Kitutu Masaba MP who now doubles as ODM treasurer and Nyamira County patron, said Uhuru is now fighting for what ODM believes in thus his drastic decision to back the president.

"We wanted President Uhuru Kenyatta out then. But politics and leadership being what it is, things have changed. The president then is a totally different person from the president of today.

"He's a serious nationalist, a serious Patriot who wants to serve all corners of this nation. He's out pushing for things we wanted then. I have no option other than to support him," said Bosire, who are one time led Firimbi Movement in parliament.

In 2016, Bosire, a close confidant of Raila Odinga, was arrested along with Florence Mutua, Johnstone Muthama, Junet Mohammed among others following their explosive press conference against government which was termed as hate speech.

And after four days in Pangani Police Station, they'd be released after which Raila Odinga was hosted for his homecoming ceremony in Kitutu Masaba's Keroka home turf.

And on Friday, Bosire added: "The president should seize this opportunity and work with the opposition as he's going to realise development. We are here to support him."