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I’m ready for dialogue With Uhuru Kenyatta, Says Raila

Opposition leader Raila Odinga is ready for dialogue with President Uhuru Kenyatta but there is a condition, his adviser Salim Lone has said.

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Raila Odinga. photo credit: courtesy

In a statement on Wednesday, Lone noted Raila has always been open to dialogue and even called for this before the elections.

Disagreements concerning lack of reforms and rigging saw Kenya’s election cycle drag on from August 8 to November 28 when Uhuru was sworn-in after October’s repeat vote.

“There was no interest in dialogue nor in holding an honest election. He has repeatedly indicated his willingness to enter into dialogue, even now, if it is held between equals as was done in 2008 between a sworn-in President Kibaki and Raila,” Lone said.

The adviser said the NASA leader’s only condition is for there to be an agreed agenda.

“This should, unlike in 2008, include electoral justice. Raila is holding the country together through his commitment to pursuing constitutional and peaceful means of resolving issues,” he said.

He noted “crimes against Kenyans have brought us to this sorry and explosive pass.”

The adviser further noted Raila’s swearing-in that has been scheduled for December 12, which is Jamhuri day, is legal and will prevent polarisation.

He said the inauguration was in line with the law that it will be done to save Kenya from electoral injustices.

-The Star| Nancy Agutu

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