Kenyan opposition politicians said on Monday they had suspended their rival assembly, days after their leader said he would reconcile with President Uhuru Kenyatta and end months of post-election turmoil.
Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga met on Friday and promised to reunite the country after 100 people were killed in clashes, mainly between opposition supporters and security forces.
The opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition said it welcomed the new spirit of cooperation – though it warned that the suspension could be lifted if the government did not address divisive issues including land. “We have accepted.
We acknowledge that it is better to reason together than separately,” the NASA Peoples Assembly Organising Committee said, in the first sign that rank-and-file campaigner backed the leaders’ surprise reconciliation.