August 15, 2018

Kenyans, NASA chiefs caught flat-footed

National Super Alliance (NASA) co-principals have reacted following the surprise meeting between Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday at Harambee House, Nairobi.

Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetang’ula said they were not aware of the Friday meeting between the two leaders.

The trio in a joint statement released hours after the meet-up, said that they got to learn of the meeting through the press.

“While we have always advocated dialogue, as co-principals of the NASA coalition, we were not privy to the discussions at Harambee House,” read part of their statement.

The co-principals said they will meet on Monday to question Raila on his deliberations with President Uhuru and other political developments.

President Uhuru 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.

 

NASA co-principals statement:

MEETING BETWEEN RT. HON. RAILA AMOLO ODINGA AND PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA

AT HARAMBEE HOUSE

This morning the 9th day of March 2018 we saw through the media a meeting between The President and Rt. Hon. Raila Amolo Odinga. NASA is a coalition of Four political parties namely, Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), Wiper Democratic Movement-Kenya (WDM-K), Amani National Congress (ANC) and Ford Kenya.

While we have always advocated dialogue, as Co-Principals of the NASA Coalition, we were not privy to the discussions at Harambee House. The Four NASA Co-principals have however scheduled a retreat on Monday 12th March, 2018 when we shall deliberate on the political developments.

Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka (WDM-K)

Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi (ANC)

Moses Masika Wetangula (FORD KENYA)

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