– COTU leader Francis Atwoli has called on President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA leader Raila Odinga to hold dialogue to save Kenya from eminent crisis
– Atwoli said workers in Kenya were losing jobs due to the demonstrations that have rocked the country
– The COTU leader said they have proposed a 10-member council of political veterans that will urgently meet and discuss Kenya's political stalemate
President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA leader Raila Odinga should drop their hard-line positions and agree to dialogue to save the country from imminent crisis, COTU boss Francis Atwoli has said.
The Central Organisation of Trade Unions (COTU) boss said on Thursday, October 12 in Nairobi that he had in mind a 10-member council to lead the talks between the two camps.
Raila has announced and maintained that there would be no elections on October 26 but Uhuru Kenyatta says Kenyans will go to the polls as scheduled.
Making good of his threat, Raila and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka have withdrawn their candidature.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has said the election will still go on explaining that Odinga and Kalonzo had not followed the law in pulling out of the race.
The High Court on the other hand has compelled the electoral body to include all other candidates on the ballot.
Atwoli, in his proposal, suggests Raila's brother Oburu Oginga, former Kitui Senator David Musila, Garissa Senator Yussuf Haji, Jamleck Kamau, Zipporah Kitonny, Hassan ole Kamwaro, Philip Masinde, Phoebe Asiyo and Abraham Kiptanui.
Also on the list is former Attorney General Amos Wako, who is the current Busia senator on an ODM ticket.
Businesses have been affected and Kenyans staring at job losses if the situation is not contained now, Atwoli explained.
NASA has called for daily protests across the country to ensure there are fundamental reforms at the electoral body.
The government has however banned protests in the main CBDs of Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa cities due to destruction of property.
No elections no reforms demos in Nairobi on TUKO TV