Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua ,on Thursday ruled out the possibility of any handshake with Azimio Leader Raila Odinga.
The DP said that the only negotiation they are willing to have with Raila Odinga is on how he should retire and exit politics.
These comes at a time both international community and religious leaders are calling for a dialogue between the President and Raila Odinga.
“We tell Raila Odinga, you have been unfair to this country ,it is about time you made a decision and come, sit down with President William Ruto and discuss one agenda only, your exit from the Kenyan political space and permanent retirement from politics,” said the DP.
The DP Speaking
Gachagua, speaking when he was officiating over the flagging off of 500 young sea fares from the Mandari Maritime Academy in Mombasa County who are headed for international jobs in the sector across the globe , condemned the destruction and looting of businesses by the protestors and urged Kenyans to ignore calls of violence.
“He is encouraging young people to loot property and throw stones to other people and cause chaos mayhem. As we speak, Azimio demonstrations have been left in Kisumu and Kibra,” said Gachagua.
“We want to ask people of Kisumu and Kibra to call themselves for a small meeting and ask themselves what they are up to. When the rest of Kenyan’s have moved on, you’re just there being used by somebody for his own selfish needs.” he added.
With the ongoing push by the International community and Local religious leaders for a meeting, The DP said that should be within the confines of the law.
“We have told our international partners who have been pushing us to sit with Raila Odinga …we have told church leaders we’re willing to sit with him, but not to force his way to government.”
With several counties been calm since the demonstrations began, the DP and his team urged the country to maintain peace.