Kenyan President Launches China-Sponsored Doctoral Scholarship Programme

Kenyan President Launches China-Sponsored Doctoral Scholarship Programme

Kenyan President Launches China-Sponsored Doctoral Scholarship Programme

He, however, expressed concern that, with diminishing chances that they could force a new round of free, fair and credible elections, joining hands with Jubilee Party was the only viable way to safeguard their political legitimacy.

The leaders, led by immediate former Kitui Senator David Musila, described the agreement reached by Kenyatta and Odinga on Friday last week as a move in the right direction.

Ahead of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's visit to Kenya last Friday, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga vowed to end the rivalry which led to the deaths of more than 100 people in election violence a year ago.

However, nothing much was achieved and this led to NASA's boycott of the election that saw Uhuru emerge victorious and his win upheld by the Supreme Court.

"It is better to reason together than separately", he said.


Mr Odinga assured his co-principals that President Kenyatta has demonstrated willingness to work with the Opposition and will not renege on his promise. "The two leaders have asked us to give them an opportunity to spearhead this process and we have accepted".

For Mr Kabando, he says he has been vindicated since what he stood for has come to pass.

The "Aspire to the Zenith: President Uhuru Kenyatta Doctoral Scholarships Programme" will benefit at least a hundred Kenyans and is co-ordinated by the Directorate of the Confucius Institute at Egerton University in Njoro. "Stoking and threatening violence are not acceptable, nor are extra-Constitutional measures to seize power", they said, apparently referring to Mr Odinga's "People's President" push.

"The Secretary-General welcomes the statement issued jointly by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga on 9th March 2018 declaring their commitment to work together to strengthen the unity of the country for all Kenyans", the statement read in part.

Mr. Kenyatta and Mr. Odinga called each other "brothers" during a surprise joint TV address.

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