June 22, 2018

Catholic Bishops issue warning to Raila

The church has now waded into the Uhuru-Raila unity pact.

Catholic Bishops on Thursday (15/3/18) cautioned Opposition leader Raila Odinga against joining the Government following his talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta last Friday.

Addressing the media, the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) chair, Rt Rev Phillip Anyolo insisted that Raila should stay focussed and continue keeping the State in check.

“Even as the dialogue goes on, it is very important to recognise the role of the opposition in any democratic society, to check on the government for better service delivery.

“The opposition is integral in any country’s development as it helps keep the government of the day in check,” said Rev Anyolo.

The church further called on other NASA chiefs; Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper Party) and Moses Wetang’ula (Ford-Kenya) to embrace the truce initiated by their leader.

Rev Anyolo was accompanied by Cardinal John Njue, KCCB vice chairman Rt Rev John Oballa, Joseph Obanyi of Kakamega Archdiocese and his Mombasa counterpart Martin Kivuva among other hurch leaders.

The President and Raila buried their differences in a move that caught Kenyans by surprise.

Uhuru said that it was time to change the political landscape and focus on moving the country forward.

He added that Kenya was greater than any individual and leaders should come together and discuss freely what ails the country.

Both leaders were in agreement that there was need to bury the hatchet and unite Kenyans.

On his part, the former Prime Minister noted that it was time to self-reflect as a country.

Raila pointed out that the hardline stances that the political class has been clinging on have been detrimental to the country.

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