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Trump blows trumpet on Raila's ally over swearing-in plans

Jackson O'Mogeni

[Donald Yamamoto in a past event. He has written to NASA CEO Norman Magaya over Raila’s swearing-in. Photo/Nation]

A leaked letter from President Donald Trump's special envoy to Africa Donald Yamamoto raises concerns on NASA Chief Executive Norman Magaya's hard-line position on Kenyan crisis.

For the last three days, Yamamoto has been in the country urging both sides of the political divide to embrace constructive dialogue to end political impasse.

"We urge all Kenyans to come together and embrace constructive dialogue since the elections are now over," read a statement by State Department.

Posted in Nyamira ODM Youth League by ODM Chief executive Oduor Ong'wen, US urges Magaya to drop his radical position over Raila Odinga's planned swearing-in.

"The US recognizes your pivotal role and contributions in NASA as a young person. You have stood in what you believe in.

"Your radical position of instance that Raila must be sworn in may sabotage peace and stability and probably plunge the country into violence," wrote Yamamoto.

Although Magaya insists that swearing-in will go on as planned, the US has warned about the move same as Kenya's Attorney General Githu Muigai who has termed it unconstitutional.

Raila Odinga's swearing-in is being pushed by youthful politicians under Magaya and city lawyer Edwin Sifuna.

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