Atwoli suggests team to help in bringing Jubilee, NASA together

Atwoli suggests team to help in bringing Jubilee, NASA together

- in Elections 2017, News, Politics
Francis Atwoli

Francis Atwoli has proposed a 10-member council of political veterans he says should urgently meet and discuss Kenya’s deadlock.

The COTU secretary general noted the 10 are from various outfits and will be critical to ensuring the country does not take the 2007/8 post-election violence route.

At least 1,300 people were killed and more than 600,000 internally displaced after the disputed race between Opposition leader Raila Odinga and retired president Mwai Kibaki.

Rights group Haki Africa earlier said Kenya needs a neutral actor such as the international community to convene the dialogue and ensure all parties are engaged and brought to the table.

AUC chair Moussa Mahamat said they are ready to help.

Atwoli proposed people including Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji, former AG Amos Wako, Raila’s brother Oburu Oginga and former State House controller Abraham Kiptanui.

Others are Hassan ole Kamwaro, Rashid Sajjad, former Senator Zipporah Kittony, Phoebe Asiyo, Philip Masinde and former Kitui Senator David Musila.

Atwoli noted Kenya is in a tough season because of “selfish politicians who have negated the spirit of constitutionalism”.

He said those in the political class have put their own interests ahead of those they represent and that in Parliament, they engage in debates “that please their masters”.

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