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Ruto: Time to build bridges after Raila-Uhuru deal

Ruto: Time to build bridges after Raila-Uhuru deal

The two - who, after their meeting, appeared together to give separate statements to the press - acknowledged the country was heading in the wrong direction.

Agriculture Cabinet secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri welcomed the talks by Uhuru and Raila saying the country's unity and prosperity is more important than any personal needs. We need to understand what exactly has been agreed upon, he said, noting the Kenyan leaders' statements contained only generalities.

Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula have all maintained that they were neither informed nor consulted about the meeting but only came to learn of it on television.

Anyanga who spoke during an education function asked Nyanza locals to have a flexible political mind and realize that with politics being over, all efforts should be focused on development.

He called Odinga "his brother" on Friday and promised "we will begin a process of bringing our people together" after the elections.

"Mr. Odinga's unilateral, irrational and erratic decision to betray the fight for electoral justice, the culture of impunity and the flagrant abuse of human rights that have become routine under the illegitimate regime of Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto can not be justified", he wrote.

"The time has come for us to confront and resolve our differences".

He said it was time for Kenya to start the healing process and create a bridge of friendship. He said he was due back in the country on March 26, 2018 "so as to continue the struggle for electoral justice and the culture of impunity that both Raila Odinga and Uhuru Kenyatta now represent".

Secretary Tillerson says the USA will seek to work with African nations, providing them with incentives to improve governance and meet their long-term security and development goals. "A free and independent media is essential for safeguarding democracy and giving all Kenyans confidence in their government".

"It's a really good step towards harmonizing the country", said Brian Wanjoki, a pedestrian.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has canceled a day of events in Kenya due to illness. So, I think it's a really good idea that they've met.

He added that the USA looked forward to seeing the successful implementation of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) because it offers a big market in which the U.S. wants to engage. The Supreme Court earlier nullified an August presidential poll and ordered the October re-run.