National Super Alliance (NASA) co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka says that United States Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec has denied throwing his weight behind President Kenyatta, contrary to reports on local media.
Speaking in Machakos on Saturday, the Wiper party leader said the diplomat dismissed claims that he had backed President Kenyatta's calls for the country and Kenyans to move on and focus on development after the disputed 2017 presidential election.
“I have just talked to American ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec at Robert Mbui’s residence and he refuted claims appearing in sections of the media today,” Kalonzo said.
“The election is finished and it is time the country moved forward by strengthening economic growth and development,” a local newspaper quoted Godec as saying when he made a courtesy call to Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka at Parliament Buildings.
Kalonzo further told President Kenyatta that he must agree to dialogue with NASA in order to end impending political impasse.
“You cannot run away from dialogue it must be serious, genuine, structured dialogue because electoral justice must be achieved in this country,’ said Kalonzo.
He appealed to the head of state to reach out to opposition leader Raila Odinga or himself in order to unite the deeply divided country, stating that its his responsibility as President.
“The country is headed in the wrong direction and they (government leaders) should not threaten us with treason charges because we must fight for what is just,” said Kalonzo.
“I have travelled vastly and I have been a mediator in warring countries like South Sudan, Somalia, Burundi. I have observed that Kenya has the toppings of a country that is almost in conflict,” added Kalonzo.