- Nyong’o said some leaders want the dialogue to collapse so that the country relapses back into political and economic chaos.
- He said the NDC should remain focused on the intent and content of the talks.
Kisumu governor Anyang’ Nyong’o has appealed to Kenyan Kwanza and Azimio teams in the National Dialogue Committee and Opposition leaders to give the talks a chance.
Nyong’o said some leaders want the dialogue to collapse so that the country relapses back into political and economic chaos.
“As one of the governors whose county bore the brunt of the protests including deaths, we support the dialogue and would like it to continue to a successful conclusion as per the wishes of our party leader Raila Odinga,” he stated.
In a statement, Nyong’o assured Raila that the leadership of Kisumu supports his decision to engage in dialogue adding that he could count on their support.
“We would like to warn leaders who have been blowing hot and cold about the talks that Kenyans will judge them harshly should the bipartisan dialogue collapse. Let what is on the table be what is under the table,” he stated.
He told leaders from both sides to note that time is running out and the faster they conclude the talks, the better for the country.
“Let us tone down on hardliner attitudes and embrace dialogue,” he pleaded.
The Kisumu Governor said leaders should never allow selfishness, egotistic and chauvinistic ways to replace the cause Kenyans have believed in for so long.
“It is only the bipartisan talks that will get the country out of the current muddle and allow it to forge ahead with the business of development and nation building,” he added.
He said the NDC should remain focused on the intent and content of the talks.