Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Wednesday, July 10 responded to intense criticism following his support for the dialogue backed by President William Ruto.....CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE>>>

Raila spoke after meeting with Nairobi Senator Edwin Sifuna, Senators Eddy Oketch and Crystal Asige at his office.

According to him, many Kenyans did not want a repeat of the handshake in 2018 with former President Uhuru Kenyatta to unravel itself with the Ruto-led regime, let alone a coalition government.

“Nimeambiwa na hawa viongozi kwamba mumesema hamtaki handshake. Ujumbe umefika,” he stated.

Loosely translated to “These leaders have told me that you don’t want a handshake. I have received your message.”

Raila faced backlash online after stating that he approved the formation of a multi-sectoral forum to address issues raised by Kenyans during the recent anti-government demonstrations, following a consultative meeting with the Head of State.

He encouraged Kenyans from different sectors including the youth to utilize the opportunity and raise their grievances for a lasting solution to be reached.

“I can confirm that we have had consultations and after the consultations, we have agreed that a dialogue is the way forward out of the crisis that we have had as a country,” Raila stated.

“We have agreed we give people an opportunity to be heard, express themselves and come out with the grievances that are ailing our country today so that a lasting solution can be found.”

A section of netizens distanced themselves from being represented by politicians in the forum with a section of opposition leaders disagreeing with Raila on his dialogue stand…CONTINUE READING>>

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