Kenyan opposition suspends plans to oust president

Kenya receives fresh hope in political truce among leaders

A constituent of Kamba leaders have welcomed last week's commitment by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition chieftain Raila Odinga to forge for national unity and cohesion.

Following the alleged mishandling of the August 8, 2017 presidential election that saw the victory of President Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto nullified by the Supreme Court, Kabando - together with other top Jubilee politicians including former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo called on the Kenyatta and Odinga-led faction to sit down and dialogue. But he said NASA will resume should the Uhuru-Raila agreement be breached.

"It is better to reason together than separately", he said.

Mr Mudavadi, in a short brief to the media, described as "weighty" the decision by Mr Odinga to work with President Kenyatta, but welcomed the move as it could heal the nation.

This led to convening of a NASA summit where arising issues were ironed out.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga had after last year's disputed elections formed People's Assemblies in each of Kenya's 47 counties to force Kenyatta to step down and to enable the holding of new elections.

For Mr Kabando, he says he has been vindicated since what he stood for has come to pass.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday, March 12 presided over the launch of a doctoral scholarship programme named after him which is fully sponsored by the Chinese Government.

Bodyguards were withdrawan in early February after the "swearing-in" of Odinga as "people's president".

The ODM leader, who in January took oath as "the People's President", had sworn to never recognise the presidency of Mr Kenyatta, and asked the diplomats to keep off Kenyan politics, insisting that Kenyans are capable of solving their problems internally.

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