Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka has challenged President Uhuru Kenyatta not to relent in the ongoing war on corruption.
The NASA coprincipal further said that he would give the Head of State a big hug if he(Uhuru) remains relentless in the war on corrupt government officers.
“If President Uhuru Kenyatta blinks on this fight against corruption, we will have lost it. If he doesn’t blink, I will give him a big hug myself,” said Kalonzo.
The former Vice President also offered to mediate to bring opposition leader Raila Odinga and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula to a round-table. While offering to diffuse the reported widening cracks within NASA, Kalonzo said the exchanges between Wetangula and Odinga’s camp are signs of healthy democracy in the Coalition.
Kalonzo, who was speaking at a conference on mediation themed “Mediation for Development” at Strathmore University in Nairobi on Thursday, noted that Kenyans are tired of combative politics and are yearning for politics of tolerance.
“Looking at the papers today, I saw firebrand politics. I think Kenyans are getting tired of that type of politics. We lose the God-given virtue of tolerance by not listening to each other,” said Kalonzo.
Musyoka also dismissed claims that the Opposition coalition was on its death bed as alleged by Moses Wetangula.
“I consider myself an important player in the NASA family and I am not aware of the pronounced ‘death’ of NASA Coalition,” he said.
The NASA co-principal also urged opposition supporters to ignore headlines that the coalition was on its deathbed.
On matters mediation, Musyoka challenged Parliament to legislate laws so as to firmly entrench mediation process into the Constitution.
“Both the National Assembly and the Senate should take it upon themselves to come up with legislation which is anchored on the very Constitution itself. We are not doing anything out of the rule of law.”