Speaking during a rally in Machakos, the Wiper leader revealed that the Ambassador had assured him that he did not support President Uhuru Kenyatta as media reports had earlier suggested.
“I have just talked to the American ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec at Robert Mbui’s residence and he refuted claims appearing in sections of the media today,” Kalonzo stated referring to a report where the diplomat was quoted as having thrown his weight behind President Kenyatta.
He, therefore, urged the president to take the Olive branch the opposition had extended to him and dialogue to resolve the current political impasse.
Kalonzo reiterated that President Kenyatta must heed the oppositions calls for dialogue because according to him the country is highly polarized along tribal lines.
“You cannot run away from dialogue it must be serious, genuine, structured dialogue because electoral justice must be achieved in this country,’ stated Kalonzo.
The former Vice President further remarked that he was appealing to President Kenyatta to reach out to opposition leader Raila Odinga or himself as it is his duty to unite the country.
“The country is headed in the wrong direction and they (government leaders) should not threaten us with treason charges because we must fight for what is just,” Kalonzo stated.
He cautioned that the country was on the verge of conflict due to the constant bickering between political leaders from different regions in the country.
“I have traveled vastly and I have been a mediator in warring countries like South Sudan, Somalia, Burundi. I have observed that Kenya has the toppings of a country that is almost in conflict,” Kalonzo added.