Leaders laud President Kenyatta, Raila unity talks

Raila Odinga with President Uhuru Kenyatta

Mr Odinga has sworn himself in as the "people's president" and refused to recognise Mr Kenyatta as head of state.

"That we will begin a process discussing what ails us and what creates division amongst us".

The rare meeting of scions of Kenya's founding fathers elicited mixed reactions but there was a common feeling of optimism.

"The US is glad to see Kenya building investor confidence because that will help in the growth of the economy", the US Secretary of State said.

That kind of public pressures augurs well for the success of the two leaders' efforts, both of whom made concessions to get the process underway.

On his part, Odinga vowed to be at the frontline to restore healing in Kenya.

"As we invite more investors into energy generation, I would like to call on the private sector to take advantage of opportunities in the energy transmission", said Kenyatta when he addressed a business delegation from France in Nairobi on Tuesday.

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The 73-year-old doyen of Kenyan opposition politics lost the presidential contest to Kenyatta during the August 8 2017 polls that were later nullified by the apex court over gross malpractices.

The three co-principals on Friday released a joint statement saying they were kept in the dark about the Friday meeting between President Kenyatta and Odinga at Harambee House.

The Washington top envoy later held talks with President Kenyatta at State House in Nairobi, where he reiterated USA commitment to Kenya on trade and security.

They have said they will have a meeting on Monday, March 12. So, I think it's a really good idea that they've met. "My brother (Kenyatta) and myself have, therefore, come together today to say this dissent stops here", Odinga said. "We refuse to allow our diversity to kill our nation. As long as Jubilee remains adamant on the "come we talk development" trajectory reflected in the statement, NASA will not play ball", he added.

As leaders, said Odinga, they had a duty to reflect on their performance in reaching Kenya's goals since independence: justice, unity, peace, liberty and prosperity for all.

Through his Twitter account, Mutua warned Kenyatta and Odinga "not to be derailed by a few known fence sitters".

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