Jubilee Governor's unexpected request to Uhuru hours after being sworn-in
The vocal Governor made the surprise request only hours after Uhuru was sworn in.
Mandago asked Kenyatta to engage NASA leader Raila Odinga in talks and have a dialogue with him and other opposition leaders for the sake of peace and unity.
According to The Star, Mandago urged that since Kenyatta is now fully in power, he should personally invite NASA leaders for a "cup of tea at State House" so they can discuss national issues.
"He is now the President of all of us. He can go ahead and listen to them because may be they have one or two ideas that can help the country," Mandago said.
In his inauguration speech, Kenyatta said he would try to incorporate some of the opposition's ideas "in the spirit of inclusivity" andpromised to act as "the custodian of the dreams of all" Kenyans.
"We may have chosen different candidates and different visions, but each one of us voted for a better life. To my competitors, and in the spirit of inclusivity, I will endeavour to incorporate some of their ideas. The election was not a contest between a good dream and a bad dream. It was a contest between two competing visions.
"I will devote my time and energy to build bridges, to unite and bring prosperity to all Kenyans," Kenyatta stated.
However, in a move that showed a deep divide in the political circles, Odinga on Tuesday said he did not recognise Kenyatta's Presidency and announced that he will be sworn in as President on Jamhuri Day next month.
"I am not a coward, I will be sworn as president on Jamhuri Day, I am the legitimate president,"Odinga declared to a rapturous crowd at the Jacaranda Grounds.
Odinga's declaration came hours after President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto were sworn-in at the Kasarani Stadium before several heads of state and a thousands of Kenyans.
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