President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition Leader Raila Odinga have agreed to work together towards a unified Kenya on Friday 9th March 2018.
The two leaders first met at the Office of the President at Harambee House in Nairobi before addressing a joint press conference.
During the Press Conference Raila Odinga said: “We are challenged to audit the progress of our great nation that our fathers set on achieving.”
“Throughout the years, we have doubts on how we conduct our affairs regrettably this has led to us to conflict.”
“In the past we have given a lot of attention to institutional reforms in the hope that this will help us change our ways, we created the best hardware in eh country by giving ourselves a new constitution. But it has failed. We need to upgrade our software.”
“Sadly many of our differences are well entrenched within our society, stretching to third generation, we need to save our children from ourselves, my brother and I have decided to end these differences today”
“As long as we remain divided and corrupt, no amount of institutional reforms will heal our differences.”
“The divide ends here. We start to build the bridges of nationhood.” Opposition leader Raila Odinga stated
However the President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta appeared after before the press immediately after Raila’s speech, he said:
“We have had an opportunity for a discussion on the greater good for our country, Kenya. Leaders must come together to discuss their differences.”
“We shall bring a process of bringing of our people together, and find out what really divides our nation. We must bring together all our people where no single person is left behind.”
“Elections come and go, but Kenya remains. Our future must not be dictated by the forthcoming coming elections, it must be dictated by the goals of the country.We must discuss what brings the issues of inter communal clashes like in Mandera and West Pokot.” Uhuru added
President Kenyatta and Raila promised that they would in the coming days, provide more details on their new beginning.
Odinga made no explicit pronouncements on the future of the National Super Alliance, except to say that they were too far along in their journey to the proverbial “Canaan” to turn back but admitted that they could not hope to reach their final destination on their current course.