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March 22, 2018

Nasa meeting: Mudavadi welcomes talks on 'extremely weighty matters'

Nasa leaders address the press after the meeting in Athi River, March 12, 2018. /MONICAH MWANGI
Nasa leaders address the press after the meeting in Athi River, March 12, 2018. /MONICAH MWANGI

Nasa chief campaigner Musalia Mudavadi has welcomed constructive dialogue following Nasa's meeting as issues at hand are "extremely weighty".

He said this in his address to the press on Monday after a meeting of Opposition politicians with their leader Raila Odinga.

Mudavadi (ANC), Kalonzo (Wiper) and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang'ula (Ford Kenya) called the meeting after their ODM counterpart resolved to work with President Uhuru Kenyatta to unite the public.

The three said they were not aware this would happen.

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Today, Mudavadi said: "Let it be known that we support constructive dialogue to deal with problems ... devolution, inclusivity, poverty, attacks on the judiciary among others ... "

Mudavadi told the reporters that he could not divulge much information as time is needed to delve more into what the discussed.

"Due to the weighty matters, we shall give a 'small' briefing and will not take any questions for issues at hand are extremely weighty," he said.

The Nasa principal said all affiliate parties will be briefed so they understand the developments.

"The summit registers its appreciation for constructive dialogue and a framework to be take in issues of national concern. We will proceed to brief the organs of the constituent parties," he said.

He said a more elaborate address will be issued once all the parties give their input.

Many questions have been asked about the fate of the Opposition coalition and its leaders following Raila's deal with the President.

There had been speculation that the ODM boss would not attend the meeting as he earlier sent Siaya Senator James Orengo, a lawyer who represents Nasa in legal matters.

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