A first as Jubilee, ODM MPs unite to back Uhuru-Raila deal

14 March, 2018, 06:30 | Author: Kim Reid
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Dialogue between President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga was long overdue, former Education Assistant Minister Dr Kilemi Mwita has said.

This comes barely a week after President Kenyatta and Opposition chief Raila Odinga held a meeting that shocked the whole country on Friday, March 9 where they emerged and declared they had shelved their personal interests for the sake of the nation. "This is the best legacy by our seniors, the best benefit to our citizenry", he said in a statement.

"It is very telling when you see the co-principals of NASA trying to seek explanations from a principal who is 'more equal'than the rest."In the absence of Raila, there is no (NASA) rally, there is no 'oomph!' stated Wamatangi".

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And he has gone ahead to ask Kenyans to give the two leaders maximum support toward the unity efforts.

Mr Mudavadi, in a short brief to the media, described as "weighty" the decision by Mr Odinga to work with President Kenyatta, but welcomed the move as it could heal the nation.

The envoys urged Mr Odinga to "accept the fact that Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto are the legitimate President and Deputy of Kenya" after the Supreme Court upheld their election on October 26 a year ago.

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This led to convening of a NASA summit where arising issues were ironed out.

The NASA leader, Mr. Odinga, would proceed to swear himself in on January 30, 2018 as the People's President in an event that was skipped by his co-principals Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), Musalia Mudavadi (ANC) and Moses Wetangula (FORD Kenya), with the leaders saying they were under house arrest.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta presided over the launch here Monday of a doctoral scholarship programme which is named after him and which is fully sponsored by the Chinese Government.

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China will provide support for participants and exempt least-developed countries from the exhibition fee, he said. Should the situation worsen, however, Zhong said that China was more than ready.

Mr. Kenyatta and Mr. Odinga called each other "brothers" during a surprise joint TV address.

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