Governors forms ten-member committee to spearhead dialogue
Governors have set a ten-member committee to spearhead dialogue and reconciliation to help lower the country’s political temperature.
The counties’ chiefs under their umbrella body Council of Governors yesterday resolved to preach peace in the country and called on other national political players to avoid hard positions that risks tearing the country apart.
CoG chairman Josphat Nanok in a statement to newsrooms also expressed council’s opposition to talks of secession saying Kenya is one united country and must remain so.
NASA had in the past threatened to push for secession if their demands for a caretaker government is not granted.
“As Governors, our position is that Kenya must remain united and cohesive for this and future generations. We want peace, unity and cohesion. We will not stand by as the country gets torn apart by ethnicity and tribal politics,” said Nanok in a statement.
“We call upon all political leaders to support peace and unity. We must all seek dialogue and resist from perpetuating polarized agendas.”
Nanok (Turkana), Kiraitu Murungi (Meru), Salim Mvurya (Kwale), Kivutha Kibwana (Makueni) and Wycliffe Oparanya (Kakamega) will form part of the ten-member dialogue and reconciliation committee.
Others include Joyce Laboso (Bomet), Jackson Mandago (Uasin Gishu), Charity Ngilu (Kitui), Francis Kimemia (Nyandarua) and Cornel Rasanga (Siaya).
The move comes on the backdrop of pressure from the foreign countries including US and local religious organistions to have president Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA leader Raila Odinga to dialogue and end the current political stalemate.
Raila has however remained adamant on his swearing in plans scheduled on Tuesday next week same day President Uhuru will be leading the country in commemorating Jamhuri day.
The governors also announced sealing a Sh 270 billion deal with World Bank which will support urban infrastructural development in 45 counties for the next six years.
CoG – which held an extra ordinary council meeting yesterday- said they have endorsed draft nurses CBA and expressing confidence of registering the same in Labour court soon.