NASA co-principals Kalonzo Musyoka, Moses Wetangula and Musalia Mudavadi now claim they were not aware of Raila Odinga’s meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta.
They said they learned of the talks between the two from the media.
They are now planning a retreat slated to begin on Monday and discuss the new developments, they said in a statement a short while after Raila pledged to work with Uhuru.
“While we have always advocated for dialogue as co-principals of the NASA coalition, we were not privy to the discussions at Harambee House,” read part of the statement as quoted by the Star.
The two leaders met at Harambee House on Friday where they were holed up in a meeting before they came out and addressed the press.
Raila was first to address the Journalists outside Harambee House.
Fondly referring to the President as “my brother”, Raila said they have resolved to work together.
He said that it is time to unite Kenyans and that the dissent has ended and they will work to unite the country.
“We have been pouring new wine into old wine skins. We need leaders to secure the goals of peace, unity and justice. Such a time has come for Kenya,” stated the opposition Chief.
On his part, Uhuru called for unity among Kenyans noting the concluded elections in 2017 deeply divided the country.
But, he noted, “Elections come and go but Kenya remains.”
The President said his meeting with the opposition leaders has offered solution on how to end problems ailing the country which gives birth to a new political arena in Kenya.
“All we want is a common understanding that Kenya is greater than any one individual. Leaders must come together and discuss their differences on what ails the country like ethnic divisions across the country,” Uhuru said.
“We now mark a new beginning as we match together on bringing our people together. We look forward to the support of every leader and every Kenyan.”