November 14, 2018

Dialogue is the the way to go, Uhuru tells Raila

President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta has called on the National Super Alliance (NASA) Raila Odinga to dialogue.

President-elect Uhuru said that through dialogue most of the problems Kenyans face would be solved.

Uhuru added that if the two political factions maintain their hardline stances, the country would be plunged into chaos and bloodshed.

“Let them continue with their lives as we debate the merits and demerits of our different programmes. Kenyans do not want to shed blood or to be enjoined in political arguments but to live together in unity. In a democracy we must compete. But we do not compete based on dialect. We don’t compete based on colour. We compete on ideas. If we have differences it is okay in the political world.

“That’s why we compete because we do things differently but that does not mean we cannot live and coexist. Let us work out how we plan our different agendas without affecting the daily lives of the people,” he said.

Deputy President William Ruto urged Kenyans to shun those preaching hate, negative ethnicity and divisive politics.

“Today, let us all resolve that we will refuse hate, resist negative ethnicity and reject divisive politics so that we can live together as one people – the people of the great nation of Kenya,” the DP said.

DP Ruto said he was in church with the President to fulfill a covenant they made with God that if He grants them victory they will glorify Him.

He asked Kenyans to continuously build bridges of friendship and brotherhood because that is the will of God, urging religious leaders to pray for the President and his team so that they can have the wisdom to serve every Kenyan irrespective of their political affiliation.

The two leaders joined christians at the Redeemed Gospel Church in Huruma on Sunday.

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