Kisumu Governor Prof Anyang' Nyong'o says that Kenya would have ended up in a bad state were it not for the truce between President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga.

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The county boss says that thanks to the 2018 truce, Kenya is back on track, as the country has taken a new path, different to the earlier one which would have landed it in trouble.

Speaking in the company of fellow governors in Kitui on Sunday, he said that the reconciliation was very necessary, as he lauded the two leaders for their courage in joining hands.

"It was necessary for them to have courage and make a decision that would change the course of this country," Nyong'o said, according to a video shared on Twitter by Citizen TV, Monday. 

The governor allied to ODM pointed out that initially, the nation was getting dangerously divided, in that there were two presidents, the President of Kenya and the People's President.

He said that then, the country was becoming ungovernable as the people and state powers were divided between the two, which made the country lose a direction.

"The nation was going nowhere with one president appealing to the hearts of the people and one president controlling the central bank," he added.

Raila earned the tag "People's President" after taking a mock presidential oath at the Uhuru Park in Nairobi on January 30, 2018, after rejecting Uhuru's twin 2017 reelections.

The handshake has since given birth to the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), through which the two are now pushing for constitutional changes.

They have said that through the changes, the country will be able to heal from its reccurent post-election wrangles and also achieve leadership inclusivity.