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Uhuru, Raila must put Kenyans’ interests first

The meeting of President Uhuru Kenyatta and the National Super Alliance Chief Raila Odinga is great. It is great for this country.

The dialogue is good for the nation to push peace, stability and prosperity. It is good to ensure unity and bring people together for a common agenda, irrespective of the tribe, gender and race.

Since Kenya faces many historical challenges, the closing of ranks between the Right Honourable Raila Odinga and His Excellency Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta should provide an opportunity to devise a bipartisan mechanism towards finding solutions.

Their extreme antagonism does not serve any useful purpose.  Kenyans have gone through hard times because of elections.

All Kenyans should expect to see a bipartisan approach to the legislative and constitutional audit and review to promote inclusion and dignify the Opposition. All the issues raised must be addressed and the parties reach an agreement.

Concerns that promote ethnic toxicity should be brought on the table to be dealt with in order to facilitate authentic national cohesion and integration.

We want to see Kenya growing, united and being prosperous. Together we have a future.  When we remain divided as a country we won’t face the problems facing us as a nation. We don’t want to see people lose lives because of elections and politics.

Informal agreements between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition Chief Raila Odinga on how to engage should be progressed for a wider engagement.

Kenyans should trust the two to manage processes and not put them under pressure or seek to handhold them. They are leaders at a level of influence that merits they be given space.

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