BY KEVINE OMOLLO
Coptic Holy Ghost Church leader Father John Pesa has offered to reconcile Nairobi Governor Dr Evans Kidero and Women Representative Rachel Shebesh.
Fr Pesa said the exchange of words between the two Nairobi County leaders is unnecessary and could be a threat to national cohesion.
“If the courts have given a leeway for dialogue, I am ready to mediate so that the leaders can get back to work,” he told a gathering during the 57th Anniversary of the church.
Shebesh has stated that she is not ready to dialogue with Kidero, a move which could lead to prosecution of the country’s largest county leader.
Through her lawyer Cecil Miller, Shebesh reiterated that she was ready to battle it out with Kidero in court as Kidero had shown disrespect to women.
Pesa however said Shebesh ought to put the country ahead of her personal interests and drop the case.
“Even Jesus was caned and crucified but forgave and he continues to forgive us so let our leaders learn to forgive,” he added.
He also challenged Nyanza leaders who are opposing Kidero’s fund-drives in the region terming them ‘greedy’.
ODM met last month at party leader Raila Odinga’s home to strategize on the party’s February election where it emerged that the leaders discussed Kidero’s ‘conduct’.
The leaders allegedly resolved to bar the Nairobi Governor from polluting ODM’s base by ‘dishing jubilee money.’
Pesa however said a section of Raila’s aides are plotting to create a barrier between the party leader and Kidero for personal benefits.
“Separating Kidero from Odinga will amount to separating South Nyanza from Central Nyanza which can be very tragic for the Luo Nyanza political future,” he added.
He supported President Uhuru Kenyatta’s appointments in the state jobs telling off leaders opposing the appointments to give Kenyatta time to settle in the office.
“Must we oppose everything? The president is not mad to wake up and make appointments before consulting. He has his advisors and you (those opposing) may not be one of them so give the president some time,” he said.
Cord leaders have been in the record accusing President Kenyatta of appointing retirees to the state jobs in the expense of youths.