Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
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Ruto: President Kenyatta-Raila meeting sets pace for reconciliation

Ruto: President Kenyatta-Raila meeting sets pace for reconciliation

"Regrettably, we have responded to our challenges by mostly running away from them", said Odinga, who spoke first.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday met opposition leader Raila Odinga, vowing to end rivalry which led to the deaths of 100 people in elections a year ago.

"It is now time for Raila to recognise President Uhuru Kenyatta and forget about being the peoples' president", Kibiru said.

"And we look forward to the support of every single leader". "We must now bring to an end political competition", said Ruto.

Journalists were not allowed to put questions and it was not clear if demands by Mr Odinga for new elections were discussed.

The two chose to bury their rivalry after a meeting that was held at President Kenyatta's offices in Harambee House in Nairobi, a convention that also saw the sworn-rivals pledge to together reunite the nation.

Tillerson said that his country was delighted over the political developments in Kenya.

Ruto termed the move as a positive stride towards national reconciliation, urging other NASA leaders to follow suit.

The MPs welcomed Odinga to work with the Government but told him to first recognize the election of President Kenyatta and the Deputy President. "Elections come and go but Kenya remains", as told by Mr Kenyatta.

Mr Odinga has sworn himself in as the "people's president" and refused to recognise Mr Kenyatta as head of state.

"The time has come for us to confront and resolve our differences".

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