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More pressure on Uhuru, Raila

Okoyu Paul

President Uhuru Kenyatta with NASA leader Raila Odinga. [Photo/]

Pressure is mounting on President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA leader Raila Odinga to engage in dialogue over the current political stalemate.

Haki Africa is the latest organization to air their views regarding the current political situation in the country.

"The IEBC, political parties, civil societies, religious leaders and the media must be at the core of this dialogue to unlock the stalemate across the country," a statement to newsrooms read.

According to Executive director Hussein Khalid,  they will play a key role in ensuring Kenyans candidly "talk with each other instead of at each other".

"We call on a neutral actor such as the international community to convene the dialogue and ensure all parties are engaged and brought to the table," Khalid said.

Khalid added that if something is not done urgently, citizens might suffer.

"We must emerge from this situation a stronger and united nation. The time for national dialogue is now, to save our country," he said.

"While we appreciate that ongoing legal and electoral debates are healthy for Kenya's democracy and will help clarify issues, we also feel they are taking a heavy toll on wananchi."

On Thursday morning, COTU secretary General Francis Atwoli proposed people whom he said should lead negotiations between the two.

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