Sonko, Mutua among seven governors calling for Uhuru-Raila dialogue

Sonko, Mutua among seven governors calling for Uhuru-Raila dialogue
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and Alfred Mutua of Machakos during the opening of the 5th edition of the KICOSCA/CASA, 2017 games at the Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos County.

A group of seven governors led by Nairobi’s Mike Sonko and Alfred Mutua of Machakos on Monday agreed to bury their party differences to push for dialogue between President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA leader Raila Odinga.

The seven Governors who attended the opening ceremony of the fifth edition of the Kenya Inter-Counties Sports and Cultural Association Games at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos said they had agreed to sit together for the sake of peace in the country.

This came after the Supreme Court ruled to uphold the re-election of President Kenyatta in the October 26 poll.

Other governors present included Wycliffe Oparanya of Kakamenga, Paul Chepkwony (Kericho),  Ferdinand Waititu  Babayao (Kiambu), Ali Roba (Mandera) and Ali Korane (Garissa).

The seven governors in Machakos

Mutua said there should be no more bloodshed in the country because of politics, adding that  there is need to amend the constitution of Kenya  to make the Government  all inclusive.

“The culture of the winner take it all has made some sections of the country feel that they have been left out. The amended constitution should create posts of Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister among others,” he said.

Sonko told Kenyans to resist politics of hatred but to conduct themselves with decorum.

“I work with MCAs  from both NASA and Jubilee to confirm that we don’t know tribalism,” said Sonko adding that politics should not divide the country.

“Kenya and all her citizens  are facing a myriad problems  which can only be solved through sitting together to iron them out. As CoG from both Jubilee and NASA, we shall sit together with our principals to rescue the country. We don’t want any more deaths in Kenya,” Oparanya said.

Roba said Kenya is bigger than any individual including Odinga and Kenyatta, thus the need  for the two leaders to   sit and talk for the sake of the country.

Korane said  leaders should work towards uniting Kenyans instead of  dividing them. “Talks of session  and resistance should not be encouraged by participants or patriotic Kenyans,” Korane stated.

Waititu said nobody will get leadership positions through the backdoor but he or she must fight through the ballot.

The games have attracted 31 counties and 31 county assemblies.

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