March 9, 2018 / 9:51 AM / 7 months ago

Kenya's president, opposition leader pledge to heal divisions

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta called opposition leader Raila Odinga “his brother” on Friday and promised “we will begin a process of bringing our people together” after last year’s contentious elections.

FILE PHOTO: President Uhuru Kenyatta speaks after he was announced winner of the repeat presidential election at the IEBC National Tallying centre at the Bomas of Kenya, in Nairobi, Kenya October 30, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Odinga told national television “it is time to resolve our differences,” as the two politicians made their first public appearance together since the Oct. 26 repeat presidential election last year.

Writing by Katharine Houreld; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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