Council of professionals call for dialogue and national reconciliation

Council of professionals led by Ababu Namwamba addressing the media in Nairobi. PHOTO: MICHAEL MBUGUA.

Nairobi, KENYA: Council of professionals led by Ababu Namwamba now want the two political leaders to consider dialogue as the only way to heal the nation and empower its people in a democratic way.

Speaking while addressing the media in Nairobi on Wednesday, Namwamba indicated that dialogue is the only form left to unite Kenyans at all cost as we are more divided than ever.

“The council is looking forward to a more responsible, mature and patriotic public dialogue to heal the nation and empower its people in an inclusive sense. After all, we are all children of mother Kenya.” He said.

The former Budalangi Member of Parliament noted that it is high time the country take’s a re-look at the question of winner takes it all and the loser- loses it all, in order to strengthen and secure our democracy.

“Kenya has proven the resilience of its democracy and institutions. We are a bona fide democracy and we are ready to confront the four foes of our people: disease, poverty, ignorance, and Anarchy.” He said.

He further criticized the narrative that the supreme court ruling of 26 October 2017 presidential election, only bestows legal legitimacy and not political legitimacy, as cheap, baseless, lacks merits and it is lame in content.

“Only our constitution determines what is and what is not legitimate, the rest ridiculous,” he said.

However, he urged the opposition leaders to respect and obey the court ruling that upheld President Uhuru Kenyatta victory as a way of promoting democracy.

They congratulated the reelection of president Uhuru Kenyatta as well as his deputy William Ruto and wished them well even after their inauguration that is scheduled for next week on Tuesday 28.