Elders from Garissa in support of Raila Uhuru meeting

A section of elders from Garissa county have thrown their weight behind last week’s surprise meeting between President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA leader Raila Odinga at Harambee house.

Talking to KNA Tuesday in Garissa town on behalf of the elders, Kenyan Livestock Marketing council chairman Dubat Amey said the decision by the two top leaders to put the interest of the country ahead of their own was worth emulating.

This is true statesmanship. We urge all Kenyans of good will and especially the co-principals of NASA Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetang’ula to support the two leaders in bringing together the country that has been deeply divided by politics, Amey said.

We should seize this unprecedented opportunity to talk to each other and reconcile our communities. Let’s for once keep aside our personal interest and look at the wider interest and common good of the Kenyan people, he said.

Amey called for a national conference that will comprise of constitutional experts and leaders from all the regions of the country to relook at the constitution.

There are clauses in the constitution that are failing us (country). We should have a national conference similar to the Bomas one to once more look at the constitution and fine the constitution, Amey said.

Meanwhile NASA Members of the Garissa County Assembly (MCAs) have supported the coalition leader Raila’ s decision to meet President Uhuru Kenyatta

Addressing the press at the Garissa County’s Tuesday NASA MCAs said Raila demonstrated his true statesmanship by putting the country’s interest before his.

Speaking on behalf of the MCAs, the minority leader in the county assembly Mohamed Ali Sheikh described the move by Raila as bold one saying it will help heal and reconcile the nation.

The MCAs defended the NASAs leader for meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta without other principals saying he represented other NASA fraternity as Uhuru also represented Jubilee members.

Over the past years, Kenya has been captured hostage by a tug of political wars between political formations in their push for a democratic nation. This has resulted in a deep and bitter political divisions, disagreement and ethnicity. We witnessed a continued decay of relationship between ethnic communities, said the minority leader who is also Abakaile ward representative.

It is our hope that, the two leaders will join efforts and promote national cohesion, enhancing inclusivity, strengthening devolution, ending the cancer of divisive election, war on corruption, and promoting shared prosperity, he added.

Sheikh was flanked by MCA Abdirizack Ismail (Galbet), Gedi Adow (Nominated), Diriye Bare (Damajaley), Adow Omar (Hulugho) amongst other ward representatives.

Source: Kenya News Agency