Meru Governor has added his voice to the raging debate on the impending Raila Odinga swearing-in.
Let him be sworn-in as he wants. At least when Uhuru was sworn-in, he went to State House. Where will Raila Odinga go after being sworn in? So let Raila be sworn in because after his swearing-in night will come. I don’t see why there should be uncertainty over this matter
Governor Murungi said.
The Meru Governor was speaking yesterday during the burial of former KTDA chairman Stephen Mutai in Imenti South.
His stern words come in the midst of tension over the swearing-in scheduled for January 30.
The NASA brigade has maintained that their swearing-in ceremony is very much on course.
A section of politicians have asked Nasa leaders to cancel the planned swearing-in of principals Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka.
Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama, Senate Deputy Speaker Kithure Kindiki and MPs from Meru County urged Nasa leaders to embrace dialogue.
They spoke on Saturday at the funeral of former KTDA chairman Stephen Mutai Imanyara at Kagwampungu Primary School in Imenti South.
I am sending Governor Nyagarama to Raila Odinga to ask him to forego the swearing-in ceremony. We elected a president who was constitutionally sworn into office.
Imenti North MP Rahim Dawood said.
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Mr Kindiki, the Tharaka-Nithi senator, described the oath plans as a waste of time, adding that the Constitution is clear on how to become President.
The swearing-in is untenable. The president is ready to dialogue with the opposition leaders.
Prof Kindiki said.
Governor Nyagarama, a Nasa elected leader, asked opposition leaders to embrace dialogue, saying Kenyans want peace.
Let people sit and talk. It does not matter if you are in government or opposition. If anything happens in this country, both opposition and government will be affected. We want the two gentlemen [President Uhuru Kenyatta and Mr Odinga] to meet and talk.