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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,24TH MARCH 2018-The National Democratic Institute (NDI) says unity agreement between President Uhuru Kenyatta and National Super Alliance leader Raila Odinga is good for the country having created the necessary political environment for meaningful political talks .
NDI President Kenneth Wollack who spoke when he paid a courtesy call on National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi, says the international community was keen to understand the role that Parliament will play in making the process of unifying the country after the handshake.
He also noted that Parliament is charged with the responsibility of making the process more inclusive.
On his part, Speaker Muturi assured the Wollack that Parliament is ready to rise to the occasion if any legislative interventions would be required.
During his tour of Kenya, Wollack also met Odinga where described the meeting, which culminated in ‘historic handshake’ between the two leaders as “a dramatic positive move that took great courage”.
Odinga and Kenyatta met at Harambee House three weeks and issued a joint statement, pledging to work together in the best interest for Kenyans.
During their meeting which lasted for over two hours, the two outlined ethnic competition, devolution, inclusivity, divisive elections, security and shared prosperity as among the key challenges that Kenyans need to overcome with corrective measures.
The National Democratic Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide through citizen participation, openness and accountability in government.