President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto have reportedly been engaged in separate secret meetings in an effort to boost their reconciliation.
A report by The Standard indicated that two bishops had taken over the challenge and had met allies from the two factions of Jubilee Party.
They are reportedly seeking to have the two leaders have a handshake similar to that of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Uhuru witnessed on March 9, 2018.
One of the bishops from the Catholic Church spearheading the process noted that progress had been made and that the handshake was expected to be finalised in a week.
“We started the process of reaching out to the leaders. The talks are fruitful but not concluded. We pray for unity and reconciliation,” he told the publication.
The bishops are said to have swung into action after witnessing unease between the president and his deputy during the National Prayer Day on Saturday, October 10, at State House.
They reportedly held the first meeting on the evening of Sunday, October 11, a day after the National Prayer meeting before Ruto flew out to Sugoi the next day to meet a church leader.
The publication further indicated that on Monday, October 12, the DP flew back to Nairobi and went into a another secret meeting with the bishops.
At the prayer meeting, President Uhuru asked for forgiveness from anyone he had wronged, with part of the religious leaders calling for reconciliation for the two.