Uhuru-Raila pact: What NASA co-principals decided during summit

DP William Ruto and Kalonzo Musyoka

The opposition National Super Alliance has suspended the People's Assembly forums following talks between President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA leader Raila Odinga.

Kenyan opposition politicians said on Monday they had suspended their rival assembly, days after their leader said he would reconcile with President Uhuru Kenyatta and end months of post-election turmoil.

Both Jubilee and Orange Democratic Movement members said they supported the two leaders. We are alive to the painful history of political betrayal.

"As a party we assure President Kenyatta that we will work as a team in the city to ensure the progress of the capital", added Guyo.

Uhuru-Raila pact: What NASA co-principals decided during summit

National Assembly Minority Leader John Mbadi also confirmed the same.

The ODM-affiliated ward reps told off their coalition partners over their suspicion about the deal. "We must now focus on initiating various reforms that are pending to avert fallout in future", said ODM Vice Chair Janet Ong'era. In the election aftermath, about 150 people were killed and Mr Odinga subsequently swore himself in as the "people's president" and refused to recognise election victor, Mr Kenyatta, as head of state.

"Our partners did not stand with us at Uhuru Park saying that their bodies are not used to jail and so let those who are used to jail go ahead now and strike a deal".

Organisers at the time said the People's Assembly was not meant to be a parallel government, but other statements said citizens would be able to use it to "exercise their sovereignty" until what they called "proper elections" were held. He is among the leaders who have lauded Uhuru, Raila unity.



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