Azimio unveils 7-member team for bipartisan talks with Gov't
The Azimio la
Umoja One Kenya coalition party has finally unveiled a 7-member team of
legislators that will engage in dialogue with the government over the myriad of
issues raised by the opposition faction.
The team was
announced on Thursday during an Azimio Parliamentary Group meeting chaired by
coalition party leader Raila Odinga in the absence of Chairman and former
President Uhuru Kenyatta, who however vowed to support all the
Mr. Odinga said
the meeting was in preparation to send the coalition’s members to the
bipartisan Parliamentary committee, per the opposition’s agreement on Sunday to call off anti-government protests
and address its issues with President William Ruto’s administration.
“We shall send our
members to that select committee. The point of reference shall be lowering the
cost of unga and electricity, audit of IEBC servers used before, during and
after the 2022 elections, reviewing the dismissal of the IEBC four, and for the
government to consider restructuring IEBC by devolving its structures,” he
Mr. Odinga, during
the meeting, however warned the government that should the deliberations not
bear the desired fruit then he will mobilise his supporters to take back to the
“Should there be
no meaningful engagements we shall mobilise Kenyans again under Article 37. The
monopoly of power can only be addressed by Kenyans through a constitutional
review to end imperial presidency,” said the Azimio chief.
co-principal and Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua, on her part, rubbished
claims from a section of Kenya Kwanza lawmakers that the opposition team was
merely seeking a piece of the pie.
of nusu mkate, tell them in Azimio we eat full loafs. Wakifungua server watajua
mkate ni ya nani. Tukipata mkate ni yetu tunachukua yote,” she said.
“What is the use
of going to elections if we cannot know how people voted? Reforms will be
meaningless without first knowing about the server.”
The team of
lawmakers now set to spearhead the Azimio negotiations includes;
Ole Kina - Narok Senator
Sifuna - Nairobi Senator
wambua - Kitui Senator
Mnyanzi – Malindi MP
odhiambo - Suba North MP
Pkosing - Pokot South MP
Amolo – Rarieda MP
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