Kalonzo wants to meet Jubilee as Catholic Bishops back Uhuru-Raila deal
SEE ALSO :Raila Odinga: I am still in OppositionKalonzo addressed the media after meeting with top clergy from Ukambani region at African Brotherhood Church (ABC) headquarters in Machakos County. He declared no peace-loving leader would be opposed to constructive dialogue aimed at resolving the current political impasse facing the country. Separately, Mr Wetang’ula said he fully supported Kalonzo’s proposal. “Raila briefed us fully about his meeting with the President and while we congratulate them for the gesture, I fully support the idea of the three of us meeting with the President. Going forward, we will call for a structured engagement,” he said at Parliament Buildings. Personal opinion
SEE ALSO :Kalonzo visits Moi in KabarakHowever, Mudavadi dismissed the proposal, describing it as Kalonzo’s personal opinion. “We will go with what we discussed in Athi River, which is to fully brief our parties for their feedback. If we go to meet the President now, we will be committing the same crime we are accusing Raila of, that is, acting without consulting parties,” said Mudavadi. Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaria said the State House gates were wide open for the Opposition leaders. “An Englishman said only a fool does not change his mind. The move by the President and Odinga to bury the hatchet was the best thing to ever happen to this country. We fully support it,” said Mr Gikaria. Meanwhile, Catholic bishops congratulated Uhuru and Raila for agreeing to work together to address challenges facing the country. The 23 bishops spoke after their Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) meeting in Nairobi yesterday.