Thursday, May 25, 2023 –Government has called upon the Azimio la Umoja representatives back on the negotiations table following a recent fallout, for the second time.
In their press briefing held in Nairobi on Thursday May 25, Kenya Kwanza team led by Tharaka Member of Parliament MP George Muragura and Esther Ekenyuri, stated that they still have confidence that, with the goodwill from both sides, the talking parties will reach a viable conclusion so soon.
“We are confident that we shall overcome all roadblocks in the talks because we are committed to ensure we arrive at a fruitful conclusion,” Muragura said.
He also maintained that there was still enough time left for the talks to pick on with a provision of extra time should some items need more attention.
His colleague, Nominated Senator Esther Okenyuri called on the Azimio team to prioritise the country’s interest and settle down for the discussions.
She added that the demand to quit talks midway was misled and that her side was ready for the remaining exercise which she described as critical.
“We don’t have to always keep the country on tenterhooks, the demand by Azimio was premature, Kenya Kwanza is ready and willing to proceed with the Bipartisan Talks,” stated Ms Okenyuri.
Talking on Citizen Tv today Wednesday May 25 morning, Nairobi Senator Edwin Sifuna blamed Kenya Kwanza members for the stalled talks. He attributed this to lack of preparedness as well as lack of one instructions command center.
The first timer went on to disclose how a section of Kenya Kwanza committee members had been instructed to silently stall the exercise through absenteeism and destructive agenda.
Mr. Sifuna was speaking this on a T.v. panel on which he was appearing with his Kakamega counterpart Boni Khalwale.