People's Assemblies suspended as Raila, Uhuru pursue pact

  • People's Assemblies suspended as Raila, Uhuru pursue pact

People's Assemblies suspended as Raila, Uhuru pursue pact

National Super Alliance co-principals were on Monday locked up in a tense four-hour crisis meeting amid an impasse occasioned by the unity pact between President Uhuru Kenyata and opposition chief Raila Odinga.

NASA strategist David Ndii said their move became necessary after their leader Raila Odinga signed a memorandum with President Kenyatta in a move that has kicked off the process of uniting the country.

They had both dismissed all calls for talks, from Kenyans and foreign diplomats but in their joint address, President Kenyatta referred to Mr Odinga as his "brother".

Mr. Mahama, alongside other observer groups, had declared the August 8, 2017 elections which the incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta won, as free and fair, despite the irregularities alleged by Kenya's opposition leader, Raila Odinga.

"We commend and congratulate the two leaders for this meeting of minds because we have not had leaders in the past come to this meeting of minds and tell the nation that this (tribalism) is a fundamental problem we have in this nation", he said.

Speaking at Okoa Kenya secretariat, Ndii however maintained that the opposition coalition NASA will not hesitate to resume its push for reforms should the deal between the 2 leaders end in a breach.

"As a party that supported President Uhuru in quest for the highest set in office in the previous year we support this move and we are ready to offer all the necessary contribution to see success of the new national unity endeavours", they said welcoming all Kenyans of goodwill to support the process.

"We take this opportunity to caution those opportunistic mindsets that will always wish to ride on confusion and unnecessary tribulations of our people as a country, " said Mr Okumu.