As change Of Political Tone is being witnessed by former hardliners, everyone is left wondering whether dialogue is the way forward.
And whether it will bear fruits.
A sample of sentiments by leaders today,
1. Uhuru Kenyatta:
“I am ready to sit down and have a conditional dialogue with Hon Odinga over the repeat polls. I admit that we have a problem as a country and only the two of us can solve the current mess. It will however not be talks on coalition government.”
2. Kilemi Mwiria:
“Our constitution is not casted in stone. If the current crisis may lead us into chaos because of political misunderstanding, then let us put the election aside first and solve the mess.”
3. William Kabogo:
“I will advise my brother Wafula Chebukati not to resign. Let him promptly move to the Supreme Court to seek its guidance on postponement of election in order for them to right their wrong. From then we can have free, fair and acceptable election.”
3. Sammy Leshore:
“I am smelling blood just like I did in 1982. I am smelling blood just like I did in 2007. If this election will lead to the spillage of innocent blood, then let dialogue between Uhuru and Odinga prevail. From there the country can cool down and we can have an election.”
4. Kiraitu Murungi:
“I am undoubtedly an ardent supporter of Uhuru Kenyatta and I played pivotal role in the formation of jubilee party. But there comes a time when political partisanship must be put aside and the national interest put forward. My honest opinion is that Uhuru and Raila should talk even if it will mean postponing elections.”
5. Stanley Kiptis:
“As the Governor of Baringo county, I know what bloodshed means. We cannot have an election that will again be delegitimized and probably annulled then we get back to square one. Let us create a level play ground by giving IEBC extension of time to fully prepare for the race.”
6. Alfred Keter:
“Luos, Luhyas, Kisiis et cetera live in Nandi Hills together with Kalenjins amicably. Do you think it is morally right that a simple election preceded with a crisis should be the reason our people should maim and hack each other to death? No! Let us unite our people and get into an election smiling. Even if it will be January.”
7. Oscar Sudi:
“We have worked with Raila in the past. We know his capabilities especially when all of you know the support that he enjoys. Let us stop this dismissive attitude directed towards Raila Odinga And we vent out our issues. If not so, we may regret as a country because of a simple act.”
Could a deal be brokered to avert the cliff Kenya is fast heading to on 26th?