It is still my prayer that Raila uses his influence to call off demos- Murkomen.
In a statement, Roads cabinet secretary, Kipchumba Murkomen pleaded that Raila should consider cancelling the demonstrations.
The cabinet secretary outlined that dialogue can still be considered if The opposition is still open to it, instead of going into the streets.
Kipchumba stated,” It is still my prayer and considered opinion that Hon. Raila Odinga should use his influence to call off the planned mass action.”
“He has the ability and responsibility to do so. There is no reason why we shouldn’t resume the Parliamentary talks,” he added.
Murkomen however, stated that if they are not open to dialogue, then all the issues raised should be used to prosecute tg tough democratic institutions.
Kipchumba stated,”Now that Azimio are clear that they don’t want to be part of government in any form or shape whether it is nusu mkate or handshake, then I don’t see the reason why we can’t prosecute the issues raised using our democratic institutions.”
“President Ruto offered dialogue as a solution and those of us in government supported his proposal a hundred percent without exception. I urge our Azimio friends to be mindful of the nation and resume the talks,” he added.
This comes a week after the cabinet secretary, decried the damage that was done to the expressway.
He stated,”As Government, we strongly condemn these acts of hooliganism, vandalism and lawlessness. We are exploring legal options that will ensure the perpetrators of these crimes and the organisers of yesterday’s Maandamano are held responsible through legal prosecution and footing the costs of repair.”