Governor Sakaja hits out at senior leaders opposed to ongoing peace talks!


“Let us give both parties involved in the bi-partisan talks a chance” Governor Sakaja

Uasin Gishu Senator Jackson Mandago(L) Uasin Gishu Governor Jonathan Bii(C)and Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja at The RCEA celebrations Eldoret

Nairobi Governor Johnstone Sakaja Sunday threw his weight behind
the ongoing talks between Kenya Kwanza and Azimio la Umoja One-Kenya
Coalition and dismissed as enemies of peace those against the process.

Speaking in President William Ruto’s home turf of Uasin Gishu County
Sakaja has asked leaders opposed to the process to give
dialogue a chance in order for peace and unity to prevail in the country.

He regretted that a section of Senior political leaders in the country
were not happy about the dialogue process which is being spearheaded by
representatives from the ruling coalition and the Opposition parties

He said that he has lost 9 people from protests that were being held
in Nairobi as he welcomed the talks which he expressed optimistic that
it would bring positive results.

The Governor said the country was ready for another round of mass
actions in major towns noting that several devolved units and traders
incurred losses running into billions of shillings.

“Let us give both parties involved in the bi-partisan talks a chance
instead of trying to scuttle the process for the sake of our country’s
social and economic stability having come from a chaotic environment
as a result of the deadly protests organized by the Opposition
supporters,” said Sakaja.

The governor’s comment comes in the wake of Deputy President Rigathi
Gachagua’s cold shoulder about the ongoing talks between the two
parties, Kenyan Kwanza and the Opposition.

According to Gachagua, the important dialogue for him and President
William Ruto was subsidizing the cost of production like fertilizer,
construction of roads and water projects.

“I called Aaron Cheruiyot four times yesterday but he could not pick
my calls because he was in talks, later on I told him that the so
called talks that they take pride in will come to an end and they find
us way ahead in initiation of development projects,” said Gachagua
during the funeral service of David Chekwony, husband of Njoro MP
Charity Kathambi.

Cheruiyot, who is the Senate Majority Leader, is among the leaders
representing the Kenya Kwanza administration in the bi-partisan talks
which are jointly being spearheaded by the government led by National
Majority Leader Kimani Ichung’wa and Opposition led by Wiper leader
Kalonzo Musyoka.

While Gachagua was dismissing the talks in Njoro, Leader of Majority
in the National Assembly Kimani Ichung’wa and his Minority counterpart
Opiyo Wandayi were tabling a Motion in Parliament to legalize the
National Dialogue Committee.

Akin to the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), the committee will
recommend suitable, constitutional, legal and policy reforms
concerning matters significant to Kenyans and will invite
stakeholders, experts and Kenyans for their opinions.

Sakaja made the remarks during the anniversary to celebrate 120 years
since the Reformed Church of East Africa was formed in a ceremony that
was held at the church’s playground in Eldoret town.

He was accompanied by his Uasin Gishu counterpart, Jonathan Bii, area
embattled Senator Jackson Mandago, his Turkana counterpart, James
Lomenen, Ainabkoi MP Samuel Chepkonga and his Kesses counterpart
Julius Ruto among other leaders.

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