Orange Democratic Movement Party leader Raila Odinga on Wednesday evening broke his silence on the looming dissolution of parliament as envisaged in Chief Justice Davida Maraga's advice to the president.

According to Raila, the advisory by the Chief Justice to the President to dissolve parliament has placed the country and the people of Kenya in a precarious constitutional and political situation.

Mr Odinga has said the matter will require careful deliberation before any action is taken, urging President Uhuru Kenyatta to consult widely before making a decision.

"There are numerous ramifications to the country and the people of Kenya in dissolving one of the arms of Government which if not mitigated sufficiently could have adverse consequences in the life of the nation and its people,"  stated Mr Odinga in a press statement.

He has appealed to the key player in the matter to build consensus or risk throwing the country into jeopardy. 

"In circumstances where institutions have failed as is the case with Parliament currently, the Constitution gives power to citizens to act directly and not through their elected representatives to have their aspirations realized," noted the ODM leader.

Earlier, Mr Odinga was in a meeting with Peter Keneth at his Capital Hill offices.