Photo: Teso elders: John Ikokony, Moses Emodo (chairman), Alex Nakalado and Santulinos Opakasi in Busia on Tuesday.
Teso South Council Elders have backed the recent meeting between President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga at Harambee House. The elders led by the Council chairman Moses Emodo said that they back the unity talk’s move, adding that those opposed to the unity talks want the country to disintegrate.
“As elders, we have seen the hand of God in this matter. There was no fault for Raila to have gone to meet President Uhuru.The opening of the two leaders’ hearts was a manifestation that our country Kenya is greater than an individual. Uhuru and Raila have rightly demonstrated to the world that there is always a chance to dialogue and put any differences aside for the sake of Kenyans,” he said.
Emodo said the handshake between the two is a sign of a healing process from the August 8 general elections which had left the country profoundly paralyzed, ethnically and regionally divided.
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“The meeting was a true spirit of brotherhood and great leadership in our two leaders but not a public relations exercise as attributed by certain quarters of our political divide,” he said.
He told Raila and Uhuru to agree to agree on all contentious issues to bring the healing nation on the recovery path after the protracted August 8th and October 26th presidential elections.
One of the Teso South Council Elders member Emodo said the latest move by three principals Moses Wetangula, Musalia Mudavadi and Kalonzo Musyoka to endorse the meeting between the two is laudable and should be reciprocated by all peace-loving Kenyans.
Flanked by Santulinos Opakasi, Alex Nakalado and John Ikokony, the Teso South Council Elders caucus through Emodo asked the National Government to consider the Teso community in the Government appointments which have none currently.