Elders now urge President Uhuru to initiate dialogue with Raila

A section of elders from Garissa county now want President Uhuru Kenyatta to initiate dialogue with NASA leader Raila Odinga to save the country from plunging into acts of lawlessness.

Addressing the press in Garissa town the elders led by Kenya livestock marketing council chair Dubat Amey, regretted that the current political tension generated by the just concluded repeat presidential polls had split the country along tribal and political lines.

Kenya livestock marketing council operates in 13 Arid and Semi-Arid Land counties in the country.

Amey said the direction the country is taking is very dangerous and urged the president not to allow Jubilee hardliners and militants to override his humbleness.

Building this country took a lot of time but destroying it will not take more than 3 days. When you were sworn in you were given a sword that signifies authority. The future of this country rests in your hands. Please call for dialogue with Raila, Amey said.

You have the wisdom and energy to do that. You are a humble man and we have trust in you. Please save the country, he added.

Amey also asked the NASA leader to desist from engaging in acts that may destroy the country because he has not been elected president.

He faulted Raila for transforming NASA into a resistance movement setting a precedent for total defiance, chaos and violence.

Raila, please do not plunge this country into problems, Amey pleaded.

NASA leader Raila Odinga who boycotted last week’s repeat presidential polls after his calls for reforms in the electoral body failed has sparked street protests in his strongholds.

Source: Kenya News Agency