Almost seven months after the general election, Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has urged President William Ruto and Opposition Leader Raila Odinga to talk in order to bring the nation together.
The President was elected to serve all citizens, regardless of whether they voted for him or not, according to Sakaja, who acknowledged that some hardliners did not want him to interact with the opposition. But, Sakaja thought that reason would ultimately win out.
While not pushing for a handshake, the governor stated during a speech at Saint Joseph Mukasa Catholic Church in Kahawa West that for the good of the nation, there must be some sort of structured dialogue between the government and the opposition.
“This is our country and if we burn it we have nowhere else to go, that is why I am advocating for dialogue between the government and the opposition since I believe politics of exclusion is not part of our game since we must work together,” said Sakaja.
The Nairobi Governor claimed that since Ruto had only been in power for six months, it was unfair to hold him accountable for failing to deliver because he was putting the pieces in place to transform the nation in the coming years.