US President Donald Trump’s administration has asked Opposition leader Raila Odinga to call off his swearing in ceremony set for Tuesday next week.
Principal Deputy assistant Secretary at the US government’s Bureau of African Affairs Donald Yamamoto on Tuesday expressed worries that the move by the National Super Alliance (NASA) would only serve to further polarise the country.
As a sign of commitment to see the two warring political sides in the country come to an agreement, Nation divulges that Yamamoto intends to bring President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee and Raila Odinga’s NASA to the negotiating table in a bid to avert the continuing standoff.
Yamamoto spoke during a meeting with Odinga, Nasa principals Musalia Mudavadi, Moses Wetang’ula and Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana representing Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka.
In the meeting, the US envoy conveyed that any leader who will not tow the dialogue course would be inviting unspecified sanctions from Trump’s administration.
NASA argues that president Uhuru Kenyatta lacks the legitimacy over the entire nation even after Kenyatta took oath of office.
They have vowed not recognise his authority because of their trust his victory in the October 26 poll was illegitimate. NASA further insists that they won against President Kenyatta the August 8 general elections but results were manipulated to favour the Jubilee side.
In their new quest of defiance, the Opposition pledged to continue with the push for electoral reforms notwithstanding government.