Ruto: Time to build bridges after Raila-Uhuru deal

11 March, 2018, 01:51 | Author: Diane Mills
  • President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA leader Raila Odinga

Leaders from across the political divide continue to laud President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA leader Raila Odinga for agreeing to work together for the prosperity of the country. "A free and independent media is essential to safeguarding democracy and giving all Kenyans confidence in their government".

"There is no question about USA commitment to Kenya on trade and security", he said, according to a statement issued after the meeting from Kenyatta's office.

"Mr. Odinga's unilateral, irrational and erratic decision to betray the fight for electoral justice, the culture of impunity and the flagrant abuse of human rights that have become routine under the illegitimate regime of Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto can not be justified", he wrote.

"We have come to a common understanding, an understanding that this country of Kenya is greater thatn any one individual", Kenyatta tweeted.

While political violence did not come close to that which followed the 2007 vote - when over 1,100 lives were lost - the disputed elections led to the deaths of over 100 people, a lot of them shot by police.

Secretary Tillerson says the US will seek to work with African nations, providing them with incentives to improve governance and meet their long-term security and development goals. "Because the electioneering period has left us divided ... supporters of both sides".

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The Maendeleo Chap Chap (MCC) party leader also reiterated the importance of Kenyans feeling included in the National Agenda. "The United States looks forward to supporting the process that was announced this morning to bring the country together, and to address the various national divisions".

Mr Odinga boycotted the repeat election in October, saying adequate electoral reforms had not been made.

He said the security situation is still dependent on AMISOM and Somalia partners, and that the planned UN/AU withdrawal of AMISOM by 2020 needs to be carefully reviewed.

"I hope the shaking of hands wasn't a PR prank to hoodwink Kenyans in anticipation of US Secretary of State Rex Tillers on visit".

While Andati called the agreement on unification significant for healing Kenyan politics, the devil will be in the details.

"I heard the three complaining of being left out in the talks, but I am wondering why because they were the first to be approached but turned us down fearing that they would be branded traitors", the senator said.

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