Baringo Senator, Gideon Moi has asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to make peace with leaders on the other side of the political divide.
In a statement congratulating Kenyatta after the Supreme Court upheld his October election, asked the head of state to ‘extend an olive branch to those who hold political opinions contrary to yours, and in a spirit of brotherhood steer Kenya towards greater prosperity.’
“We equate Kenya society to that of America which was fragmented by civil wars of 1861 to 1865. When Lincoln won the elections he put a plan for peace and unity that was flexible and generous.
We assure you of our support and pray that the Almighty grants you the wisdom and energy to continue with your efforts to unite our country which is presently severely fragmented,” he added.
Kenyatta will be sworn in for a second term in office on Tuesday, 28 November at the Kasarani stadium even as the opposition threatens to inaugurate their leader, Raila Odinga on the same day.
The opposition has maintained that the ruling does not change their stand on Uhuru’s ‘illegitimacy’ in office. They have over time insisted that Odinga trounced the incumbent during the August 8 election by over a million votes.
Gideon Moi’s message comes days after Kenyatta met the Senior Moi at his Kabarak home with speculations rife that Kenyatta might endorse the younger Moi.
Gideon who is a political nemesis of Kenyatta’s deputy William Ruto with their rivalry set to take precedence in the 2022 political game
The former Prime Minister who was forced to leave the country on Sunday due to the unrest experienced in some parts of Nairobi will announce the way forward for his supporters, on Saturday.
Kenyatta, through the State House spokesperson, Manoah Esipisu vowed to unite the country once he takes oath of office on Tuesday.
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