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Jubilee, ODM politicians finally reach common ground

Curtis Otieno
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Homa Bay Woman Rep Gladys Wanga (L) hugs Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru during the press conference. [Source/Twitter/Mbarire Grandson]

Women politicians allied to the ruling Jubilee Party and the opposition have reached an agreement to cool the heating political temperatures in the country.

In a press conference on Thursday, the team led by Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru (Jubilee) and Homa Bay Woman Representative Gladys Wanga (ODM) called for political calm.

The leaders who were speaking in Nairobi said that the continued politicking revolving around tribes, regions and parties are a threat to national peace.

Waiguru said that the heated 2022 debate is further reopening the wounds left by the previous 2017 polls that left the nation polarised after the opposition rejected the presidential poll.

“We reject early campaigns that are polarising this country and opening wounds when elections are more than three years away,” she was quoted by the Citizen Digital.

Wanga called upon all Kenyans to rally behind the building bridges initiative founded after the March 9 truce between President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition boss Raila Odinga.

She stressed the need for the nation to be very serious with regards to Uhuru's Big 4 agenda, adding that it will secure the nation's future.

 She said that the opposition side will relentlessly collaborate with the President to give him the support he needs to realize his agenda for the nation.

"We will stand with Uhuru and Raila in the path they are leading the country. The handshake is not about Uhuru and Raila, it is about all of us,” she said.

Other leaders present included Likoni lawmaker Mishi Mboko, Sabina Chege (Muranga Woman Representative) and her Kisumu counterpart Rosa Buyu.

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