Mau Mau Veterans Say Uhuru Kenyatta Must Talk to Raila Odinga to Reduce Tension in Kenya
THE Mau Mau Veterans Association has called on the Jubilee government to heed the Cord’s calls for a national dialogue. Secretary General Gitu wa Kahengeri said President Uhuru Kenyatta must sit down with the Cord leader Raila Odinga to find a lasting solution to the very many problems affecting Kenyans if the country was to move forward.
Addressing journalist after opening the Association’s branch in Kangundo, he said rising cases of insecurity, corruption and sky-rocketing cost of living should form the national dialogue agenda.
Kahengeri said the solution to the problems lie with Kenyans. “No one in this country is independent and whether Uhuru likes it or not, he must prepare to hold talks with Raila to sort out the problems threatening to tear apart his administration,” he said.
Kahengeri said the country has achieved a lot in development since independence and insecurity should not be allowed to reverse the gains. “Uhuru should accommodate opposition views if he expects this country’s economy to grow,” he said.
“When Raila calls for a dialogue it does not mean he is commanding the President. He is simply saying the opposition has views that could help salvage this country from terrorism,” Kahengeria said.
He advised Uhuru to immediately convene a national meeting with all the stake holders in the country to save Kenyans from terrorism. “I am optimistic that the meeting would definitely do something to save the country from terrorists who are killing innocent Kenyans for no apparent reason,” he said. He also challenged Kenyans to support the national dialogue saying their ideas were noble in the fight against terrorism, corruption and high cost of living.