Uhuru must hold dialogue with opposition, Kalonzo declares
SEE ALSO :Raila Odinga: I am still in Opposition“Doesn't the President have a heart? My heart is bleeding. I and brother Raila will go ahead with the swearing-in ceremony as the people’s president and deputy if he doesn’t heed our calls for dialogue to rid this country of electoral injustice. We will not stop,” he declared. The Supreme Court nullified Uhuru's victory in the August 8 presidential election following a petition by Raila and ordered a fresh election on October 26 which the President won after the NASA leader boycotted. The Supreme Court subsequently upheld Uhuru's election and he was sworn in on November 28 before Chief Justice David Maraga. Yesterday, Kalonzo maintained NASA was ready for ultimate consequences and that they would not give up or be intimidated. Attorney General Githu Muigai has warned any attempt to take an oath of office would be in violation of the Constitution and would attract a charge of treason punishable by death. Social vices
SEE ALSO :Kalonzo visits Moi in KabarakKalonzo asked the president to exercise tolerance and hold dialogue with the Opposition on electoral malpractices, tribalism and other social vices in Government. He spoke at the late Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze’s Kyondoni home, Kauwi location in Kitui County where he had gone to console the family. “There are serious legitimacy issues in this Jubilee government. There is power capture in this country after the Supreme Court handed over supremacy to Uhuru Kenyatta. I want to extend an olive branch to him to initiate genuine dialogue on electoral injustice. No other option,” Kalonzo said. Kalonzo said when he was away nursing his ailing wife Pauline Kathini in Germany, he interrogated every thought and concluded that the Jubilee leadership was headed in the wrong direction. He said NASA would soon hold a retreat soon to discuss the next course of action if dialogue with the President failed. “Uhuru must listen to this. He must leave a legacy of a united and peaceful country,” he said.