Seven leaders allied to President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Jubilee party have asked the President Uhuru and National Super Alliance (NASA) leader Raila Odinga to hold talks and end the impasse surrounding the October 26th repeat election.
Led by former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo and former Kirinyaga Governor aspirant Martha Karua, the leaders called on Uhuru, Raila and IEBC to dialogue and agree on how the fresh election will be conducted.
“We call for immediate inclusive national dialogue on enduring electoral reforms and honest re-engagement with IEBC on the presidential election process,” their statement at Norfork hotel on Sunday read.
The leaders said that they fear the current political confusion could throw the country to bad state.
“We fear that destructive elements are inciting our security forces, the electoral agency itself and even other critical national leaderships to cause havoc, violence and grandstanding that may break this country,”.
"We are so much concerned about the current state of affairs in this country. It is time Uhuru and Raila sit down and resolve the current political impasse that may plunge out country into chaos. It is only dialogue that will save us and not chest thumping." Kabogo said.
"One of them should have the courage to pick up the phone and call the other. That is the only way this country will go into the election on 26th and come out united thereafter, " Martha Karua noted.
Former Mukurweini MP Kabando Wa Kabando said: "The problem even with my jubilee side is underestimating the withdrawal of Raila Odinga. This is a man who enjoys fanatical following in this country and if you are not careful, he will delegitimize this election. Don't pretend you don't know who Raila is. If we go to this election without dialogue, 26th is the day that this country may break apart."
The statement was signed by Kabogo, Karua, Peter Mositet, Samuel Ragwa, Dr. Kilemi Mwiria, Ndung’u Gethenji and Kabando wa Kabando.