Minority leader Opiyo Wandayi has expressed his disappointment with President William Ruto’s invitation to opposition leader Raila Odinga through a tweet.
President Ruto took to Twitter on Tuesday, noting that he is open to holding one-on-one talks with the opposition chief once he jets back from Tanzania where he will be attending a human capital meeting.
“My friend Raila Odinga, I am off to Tanzania for a human capital meeting to harmonise the expansion of employment opportunities in our continent,” read the tweet.
Wandayi responded to Ruto’s olive branch extension by saying it was impolite for the president to invite the opposition leader through a social media statement.
“Ruto must respect Baba, inviting him via a tweet is disrespectful,” said Wandayi speaking on Ramogi radio Wednesday morning.
The Ugunja MP also stated that the Azimio la Umoja coalition is prepared to hold talks with the government.
Wandayi further disclosed that Azimio will be condoling with the victims of last week’s protests, following the suspension of the three-day anti-government protests.
He also stated that they will establish a restitution fund for victims of police brutality, which will be used to compensate those who lost property during the protests.
“This week is dedicated for prayers; we’ll have interdenominational prayers in Nairobi, Kisumu and major towns,” he said.
On Saturday all denominations that observe the day as their worship day too will be engaged.”
He did, however, state that the paused protests will resume on Wednesday of next week.