In Summary
  • The country remains in a state of paralysis arising from the polarised and rancorous politics.
  • Catholic bishops have resolved to spearhead a national dialogue to pull the country out of the current deadlock.

Political heat seems to have cooled down in the wake of the petitions filed at the Supreme Court challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta’s election last month.

But embers are smouldering underneath the hearthstone.

The country remains in a state of paralysis arising from the polarised and rancorous politics.

RELIGIOUS LEADERS
It is in recognition of this latent heat that the Catholic Church and now political parties are beginning to acknowledge and purpose to confront the ugly reality facing the nation.

Catholic bishops have resolved to spearhead a national dialogue to pull the country out of the current deadlock.

They have rightly understood that the country’s problems cannot be resolved by courts.

Indeed, the problems are multifaceted and expressed in political contestations.

RECONCILIATION

Underneath are the questions of fair representation and electoral justice, governance, resource access, fair play and equity.

The warring political entities, Jubilee Party and the National Super Alliance, are equally conceding that the fractious push-pull game is searing, hollow and hence untenable.

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