Kenyatta and Odinga vow to work out differences

Then prime minister Raila Odinga and

Now, Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on investors to exploit the opportunities presented in the energy transmission, saying this is an area which the private sector's activity was non-existent, yet the country is engaged in connecting as many people as possible to electricity.

Mr Kenyatta was sworn in last November for a second term after winning a presidential election re-run on October 26 that Mr Odinga boycotted.

However, others were sceptical of the agreement, while the three Nasa co-principals - Mr Mudavadi, Mr Kalonzo Musyoka of Wiper and Mr Moses Wetang'ula of Ford Kenya - said they were unaware of the discussions. "The country is moving forward in the right way with the two leaders coming together".

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has cancelled scheduled events in Kenya on Saturday because he is feeling poorly.

Odinga, who spoke first, expressed similar sentiments.

On his part, Odinga vowed to be at the frontline to restore healing in Kenya.

Tillerson said Washington looks forward to seeing successful implementation of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) because it offers a big market in which the US wants to engage.

At one point, Mr Odinga asked Mr Godec and other 10 envoys to keep off Kenya's political affairs after calls that he should accept the legitimacy of President Kenyatta.

He announced fierce resistance to Kenyatta's rule that culminated in his mock swearing in as the "people's president" on January 30 at a public park in Nairobi.

"We refuse to be the leaders under whose watch Kenyans lead into a failed nation".

Asked at the news conference with Tillerson if Kenya could call itself a democracy in light of restrictions appeared meant to stifle dissent, Kenya's foreign affairs minister, Monica Juma, said that "the notion that there is a restriction of the media is not backed by fact or reality".

In what is seen as an about turn to the stand he and his co-principals took when they lashed out at Odinga for what they termed as the highest act of betrayal, Musyoka said he has been championing for dialogue since previous year. "Our only option is to come together and begin the process of healing", he added.

Koigi was also in and out of the dark rooms under both Presidents Jomo Kenyatta and Daniel Moi, in the 80's, as a result of his "rebellious and troublesome" nature.

The two leaders agreed to work with a joint team of experts to address endemic challenges like ethnic hostilities, corruption, negative politics, exclusion, insecurity and divisive electioneering.

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