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Envoy’s message to raila after vowing to take the oath

The United States has again reached out to NASA leader Raila Odinga after he announced he was ready to face the death penalty if that is what it would take to end electoral fraud and injustice in Kenya.

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The US said it would continue championing talks between the Government and the Opposition to make Kenya a “model of dialogue”, even as it again urged the former premier to shelve plans of getting sworn in.

While praising Raila for his commitment towards political reforms in the country, acting Assistant Secretary for African Donald Yamamoto said Raila’s plan to form a parallel government was dentrimental.

“Raila stands as a model for reform. He is respected because of his push for reforms,” he said during a teleconference at the US embassy in Nairobi.

Yamamoto’s statement yesterday that US’s push for dialogue was still on course seemed to conflict with Uhuru’s decision to close the door on dialogue.

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The Washington-based official praised Kenya as a country that had demonstrated high standards of democracy and one that enjoyed constructive ties with the US.

However the latest developments of NASA’s plans to swear in Raila as “the people’s president” are threatening the relative political calm that had returned after the two presidential elections.

 

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