Leaders call for healing, reconciliation among Kenyans

Leaders call for healing, reconciliation among Kenyans

Various political leaders have called for healing and reconciliation amongst Kenyans in order for the country to prosper.

The leaders, who were attending the thanksgiving rally for the six former International Criminal Court (ICC) suspects, known as the Ocampo Six, including President Uhuru Kenyatta, DP William Ruto, former Head of Public Service Ambassador Francis Muthaura, former Cabinet Minister Henry Kosgey, former Police Boss Hussein Ali and journalist Joshua Arap Sang, at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru, have also called for forgiveness amongst Kenyans ahead of next year’s General Election.

National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale  praised the Jubilee government, saying it has brought about peace and healing and united all Kenyans despite their religion and tribe.

Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen thanked the Ocampo Six for carrying the burden of Kenyans at the ICC, and called on Kenyans not to agree to shed blood again for leaders to attain power.

The event is also being attended by some ODM leaders, including Karachuonyo MP James Rege, his Kisumu Central counterpart Ken Obura and Yatta MP Francis Mwangangi.

Also among those attending is DP Ruto’s lawyer Karim Khan, who said the plan of the enemy had not prevailed against his client.

Meanwhile the opposition Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) is currently holding a parallel prayer rally at Laini Saba area in Kibra, Nairobi in honour of victims of the 2007/08 Post Election Violence.

Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama and his Siaya counterpart James Orengo are leading the prayer rally in the absence of CORD leaders Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetangula.

A number of 2007/08 PEV victims have been paraded at the rally, with most of them claiming they have been neglected by the government even after suffering physical injuries and losing property during the skirmishes.

Muthama and Orengo have said that CORD will hold a major political rally next week on Saturday at the historic Kamkunji grounds.

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