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Rosemary Odinga: How I pleaded with Uhuru and my Dad to come together and dialogue

The daughter to Opposition Chief Raila Odinga, Rosemary, has revealed details of the plea for dialogue that she made to her father Raila and President Uhuru at a time when the two political giants were at loggerheads. Speaking to Anne Kiguta on K24’s Punchline show, Ms Odinga revealed that she is happy that the two leaders finally heeded her passionate plea to come together for the sake of leaving behind a legacy of unity.

”I remember when my late brother passed on, I stood up and asked the two men (President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition Chief Raila Odinga) to come together…I said; for the sake of the country, come together. I’m happy because they finally listened.”

Ms Odinga is on record reminding the two leaders that even though they were holding the instruments of power, a time would come when they would have to hand over the instruments to someone else hence it was imperative that they come together for the sake of uniting the country.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition Chief Raila Odinga surprised the country when they shook hands on the steps of Harambee House in March 2018 following a protracted and highly contested general election in 2017.

The unprecedented handshake was a pleasant shock to the nation which needed to heal from the bruising electioneering period in 2017 that culminated in a mock-swearing in for Raila Odinga at Uhuru Park.

Watch interview here;

Photo: Raila Odinga