Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong has asked President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga to form a coalition government to avoid violence.
Ojaamong who successfully defended his seat said if Uhuru and Raila had sat and agreed to form a coalition government, the country wouldn’t have experienced post-poll chaos that rocked some parts of the country and claimed at least 24 lives.
“We still have issues with the national government because the president has not been sworn-in,” he said in Busia during his swearing-in ceremony on Monday.
“We pray that this issue ends peacefully. But my advice is to President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto. These two should seat down with Raila [Odinga] and Kalonzo [Musyoka] because their vote difference margin wasn’t wide. Let them seat and form a government of national unity so that we move forward together. If we continue quarreling, we will destroy Kenya.”
He said if Jubilee and NASA had sat and negotiated after IEBC declaration of the presidential election results, the country wouldn’t have lost people who died following post-election violence.
NASA is challenging Uhuru’s re-election at the Supreme Court.
Raila claims the presidential election was rigged in Uhuru’s favour.
Ojaamong said he wants a government that includes politicians who lost in the poll for the sake of growth.
“I am forming an all-inclusive government with everyone. I will give them one-year renewable contracts to ensure they are on their toes and serve the people of Busia diligently and without favour,” he stated.
“Busia will shine because we now have the chance to serve our people as elections are over. It’s time to deliver what we all promised the electorate.”
He added he will undertake an overhaul his administration to improve service delivery.
Leaders who attended the ceremony included MPs-elect Oku Kaunya (Teso North), Geoffrey Omuse (Teso South), Geoffrey Odanga (Matayos), Joseph Oyula (Butula), Oundo Mudenyo (Funyula), John Bunyasi (Nambale) and Raphael Wanjala (Budalangi).
Mr Kenyatta was declared winner after garnering 8 ,203,290 votes to beat Raila Odinga who garnered 6 ,762,224 votes.
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