BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,12TH OCT 2017-Central organization of Trade unions COTU has urged the two political factions in the country to work on reaching an agreement that will end the current stalemate.
COTU secretary general Francis Atwoli in a statement to the press on Thursday 12 at the solidarity house says the current situation which emanated from the supreme court decision of nullifying the presidential election results of August 8 poll should not continue to divide the nation.
Atwoli says the country is divided on both political and tribal basis urging The national Super Alliance NASA and Jubilee leaders to come together and speak in one voice in order to bring peace and unite the nation.
He further urged the NASA coalition to embrace dialogue as opposed to demonstration in pushing for their demands a head of a repeat presidential poll slated for October 26.
According to Atwoli the ongoing demonstrations held by NASA Supporters to push for reforms at the independent Electoral and boundaries Commission IEBC has led destruction of property among them small businesses held by Kenyans making it hard for the economy.
He says many kenyans have lost their livelihoods through looting and vandalism owing to the demonstrations.” Hardworking Kenyans have lost their only way of livelihood through this demonstrations after demonstrators storm into their businesses this is unacceptable”.He said.
Atwoli also urged president Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA leader Raila Odinga to urge all politicians affiliated to them to start preaching peace in the country
.He has also proposed 10 names of individuals most of the current politicians and former civil servants whom he says should come together and be mediators between NASA and Jubilee to bring about an agreement.
Some of the names are Senator Yusuf Haji,Amos Wako,Gabriel Kamau,Former Kitui Senator David Musila,Oburu Oginga,Ziporah Kitony among others wo should lead the talks.”I know his excellence president Uhuru Kenyatta and former prime minister Raila Odinga are peace loving people and they mean well for this country they must now come out and be counted”.he said.