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Bipartisan panel to begin talks

Bipartisan panel to begin talks

On Wednesday, the bipartisan committee overseeing negotiations between the government and the opposition will get to work.

 

Members are invited to a meeting in the Bomas of Kenya starting at 10 am. Otiende Amollo, a Rarieda MP, is the co-chair of the Bipartisan Dialogue Committee.

 

This occurs a day after Kenya Kwanza, the head of the Azimio, was given a 48-hour deadline to start the negotiations.

Raila had issued a warning on Monday, saying that if the discussions hadn’t started by Wednesday, the opposition will launch a massive protest.

“Wednesday is when the negotiations must get serious. We will consider that gentleman’s agreement void if their delegation is not prepared by Wednesday, stated Raila on Monday.

The Kenya Kwanza team, according to co-chairman George Muragara, was prepared for the negotiations.

Prior to the talks, the Azimio leadership met with their seven-person team last week.

 

The initial round of negotiations fell through as Azimio charged Kenya Kwanza with acting dishonestly by proposing Eldas MP Adan Keynan for the squad.

 

Keynan belongs to the Jubilee Party, which is connected to Azimio.

Bipartisan panel to begin talks

The Saku MP Dido Raso has taken the MP’s post.

The Azimio leadership met with their seven-person team last week in advance of the negotiations.

 

Negotiations broke down at the first round because Azimio accused Kenya Kwanza of being dishonest by suggesting Eldas MP Adan Keynan for the team.

 

Keynan is a member of the Azimio-affiliated Jubilee Party.

 

Dido Raso, a Saku MP, has assumed the position of MP.

 

Other Kenya Kwanza team members include Senators Boni Khalwale (Kakamega), Hillary Sigei (Bomet) and Essy Okenyuri (Nominated).

 

Others are MPs Murugara (Tharaka), Mwengi Mutuse (Kibwezi West), Raso and Taita Taveta Woman Rep Lydia Haika.

 

Azimio representatives are senators Ledama Kina (Narok), Edwin Sifuna (Nairobi) and Enock Wambua (Kitui), and MPs Amollo, Millie Odhiambo (Suba North), Amina Mnyazi (Malindi) and David Pkosing (Pokot South).

 

Kenya Kwanza picked lawyer Muthomi Thiankolu to join lawyer Paul Mwangi of Azimio as joint secretaries

Bipartisan panel

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