Uhuru, Raila shelved interests for country's unity - Jubilee MPs


Kenya has had its confidence restored when President Uhuru Kenyatta reached a political truce with opposition leader Raila Odinga during the elections of past year.

In a series of communications seen by TUKO.co.ke on their respective Twitter pages, the ODM and Jubilee Party said they will be engaging each other on the basis of mutual and national respect.

Both leaders were declared to have carried out discussions on Friday, as they reached a conclusion to cooperate. "We call on the Kamba nation to rally behind this noble historical initiative for the good of our people", he said.

"He felt that talking directly to the President was the most practical thing to do, given the circumstances", said a source, who described the meeting as initially "tense" and devoid of the pleasantries that have characterised previous Nasa get-togethers.

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In a press address, Mr. Ndii hailed President Kenyatta and Mr. Odinga for acknowledging that the country was facing a unity crisis hence the need to commence a healing process.

"The Secretary-General welcomes the statement issued jointly by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Mr Raila Odinga on 9 March 2018 declaring their commitment to work together to strengthen the unity of the country for all Kenyans", the statement read in part.

"We would like to take this early opportunity to congratulate the two leaders on their exemplary, magnanimous and their patriotic leadership", Musila told the media. "Stoking and threatening violence are not acceptable, nor are extra-Constitutional measures to seize power", they said, apparently referring to Mr Odinga's "People's President" push.

For Mr Kabando, he says he has been vindicated since what he stood for has come to pass.