President Kenyatta slams door on dialogue with Odinga

President Kenyatta slams door on dialogue with Odinga

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday dismissed any possibility of holding dialogue with Opposition chief Raila Odinga.

Speaking in Murang’a during the burial of County Women Representative Sabina Chege’s mother,Susan Wairimu the Head of State scoffed at the calls for dialogue by envoys and church leaders saying that the political season is “over”.

“Those calling for dialogue should wait for 2022 and talk with Deputy President William Ruto. My priority at the moment is to deliver services to Kenyans,” said Kenyatta.

Deputy President William Ruto maintained that Jubilee leaders will not hold dialogue with the Opposition saying that the government has already been formed.

“The President has a duty to unite Kenyans and that that will form part of his legacy when he exits the scene. The political period is over and our agenda is to bring development to Kenyans,” said Ruto.

This comes just a day after the opposition leaders held a meeting with envoys and a section of religious and business leaders at his Capitol Hill office in Nairobi.

In the meeting, the leaders urged Odinga to shelve his swearing in plan slated for Tuesday 12th December 2017.

“The discussions centred on the need for the government, opposition and all Kenyans to engage in open and transparent national conversation to address the underlying issues that threaten the Nation’s stability and unity following recent elections,” read a statement sent to newsrooms by Mr. Odinga’s spokesperson Dennis Onyango.

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