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

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

They will also help the ruling Jubilee Party as it begins preparing for the next elections in 2022.

The leaders, led by immediate former Kitui Senator David Musila, described the agreement reached by Kenyatta and Odinga on Friday last week as a move in the right direction.

Southern Africa Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes (SACCORD) Executive Director Boniface Cheembe says Africa is looking at how Zambia will reciprocate following the reconciliation between Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga.

However, nothing much was achieved and this led to NASA's boycott of the election that saw Uhuru emerge victorious and his win upheld by the Supreme Court.

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 two leaders have asked us to give them an opportunity to spearhead this process and we have accepted". "As you know, Nasa is a coalition and every member party will have to discuss this matter before a comprehensive statement is issued".

NASA co-principals demanded answers from Raila on why he held talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta without informing.

Earlier in February, 11 Western envoys led by USA ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec asked the Opposition to acknowledge President Kenyatta's legitimacy before they could engage him in the dialogue demanded by Mr Odinga after last year's contested elections.

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.

The U.S. had called on Odinga to recognize Kenyatta's leadership so as to create room for dialogue.

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