Nairobi,KENYA:National Assembly minority leader John Mbadi and his counterpart in the senate Moses Wetangula want president Uhuru Kenyatta and his his deputy William Ruto to soften their stand on talks the NASA leadership is pushing for which include electoral reforms.
Speaking during a meeting with American ambassador to Kenya Robert Goddec at parliamentary buildings, the duo said that the NASA leadership will halt the swearing in of NASA principals Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka on 30th of January this month if Jubilee agreed to hold reform talks with them.
“This country needs, to have away forward, and the arrogancy of Jubilee ,I think Jubilee need to realize that they cannot run this country ,on their own this country needs both of us .” Mbadi said
They accused the Jubilee camp of failing to give in to their demands saying that such developments were hampering the country from moving forward.
“President Uhuru has said that he is ready to talk to us about the economy, and we have said the economic agenda of the country is the agenda of the government, of the day.It is idle for us to go to sit down with Uhuru and to talk about standard gauge railway.”Wetangula said
They insisted that the talks will not involve the developmental agenda of Jubilee but political and electoral reforms in the country after what the disputed 2017 general elections.
“President Uhuru has said that he is ready to talk to us about the economy ,and we have said the economic agenda of the country is the agenda of the government of the day .It is idle for us to go to sit down with Uhuru and to talk about standard gauge railway.”Wetangula said
This comes amidst a call to dialogue between the two parties by several members of the international community.
This follows remarks by NASA leaders that the Jubilee government was not legitimately elected into office.
Godec had also met house leader from the Jubilee side who included senate speaker Kenneth Lusaka and senate majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen.
NASA leaders have set January 30th as the swearing in date for the NASA leader Raila Odinga.