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Catholic Bishops Appeal for Ruto-Raila Dialogue

The Bishops, led by Anthony Muheria, on Wednesday addressed the media, pleading with President Ruto to sit down and holding talks with his political rival to iron out issues as he promised earlier in abit to avert a looming crisis.

Mr. Odinga was on the other hand urged to accept a dialogue as a means of resolving the current standoff together with his  allies Martha Karua, Kalonzo Musyoka and others have been urged to refrain the planned weekly protests.

Ruto and Raila  who faced off in the last General Election, have remained steadfast, with Raila calling for weekly protests to address a slew of issues ranging from high living costs to taxation and electoral fraud. However the Bishops are saying neither chest-thumping nor blameshifting will solve anything adding that dialogue ca resolve this dangerous standoff.

The Bishops stated that, while Kenya is dealing with a variety of issues, including unemployment, high taxation, and a ballooning public debt, demonstrations will only exacerbate the situation. They said  Kenyans are frustrated by a myriad of problems and there is a need for those in authority to offer peaceful solutions that ensure peace in the country.

“It is not opportune to have demonstrations since such actions will not solve problem or grievances cited,” Bishop Muheria said.


The latest comes just one day after Raila announced that the ongoing anti-regime protests would be held twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays. Raila insisted that he would not bow down until President William Ruto heeds to their demands.

By Martha Biginga.

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