Pangani-6 and Muthaiga-2 joined top Cord leadership and shared fish, ugali and fruits for lunch at Ronala Hotel along Kimathi street, Nairobi.
As a symbol of peace, unity and cohesion, Cord leader Raila Odinga invited his nemesis Jubilee Coalition’s Moses Kuria (Gatundu South MP) alongside Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati). Ferdinand Waititu did not attend the lunch over undisclosed reasons.
Others from Cord include Machakos Senator Johnston Muthama, MPs Junet Muhammed (Suna East), and Timothy Bosire (Kitutu Masaba), making up a team dubbed ‘Pangani-6’, a name derived form Pangani police station, where the mentioned male MPs were detained for four nights, three days.
The Muthaiga-2 include County Women representatives Aisha Jumwa (Kilifi) and Florence Mutua (Busia). The name also derived from Muthaiga police station where they were detained for the same period.
Both were incarcerated over alleged hate speech and incitement.
At the Hotel, Cord co-principals Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetangula were also present.
The leaders happily enjoyed the meal together as long-time friends and later addressed the press outside the Hotel, where they emphasized on cohesion and integration.
“You see we’ve shared fish and ugali as great friends yet Kenyans are fighting because of us. Who are suffering now? It’s the people fighting because of us. Do not fight because we will not help you and we will not know. We want peace. Do not fight because of us,” said TNA’s Kuria.
Other MPs also called on the country’s unity, saying peace campaigns will be the norm and they will be spearheaded by the lawmakers
Cord leaders pledged to partner with the Jubilee MPs and vise versa, for the country’s peace