● Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka to lead Azimio camp in talks
●Cost of living fronted as top priority
●The dialogue to be conducted in strict time
Azimio la Umoja coalition on Monday 31st July, unveiled its list of members to the dialogue team tasked with negotiations with President William Ruto’ camp, Kenya Kwanza coalition.
The Raila Odinga led coalition settled on Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka to lead the five-member team.
Others include the Leader of the Minority Party in the National Assembly Mr. Opiyo Wandayi, DAP Party Leader Eugene Wamalwa, Nyamira Senator Okong’o Omogeni and Malindi MP Amina Mnyazi.
“Azimio will respect Kenya Kwanza’s right to bring all its issues to the table. We expect Kenya Kwanza to do the same with our issues.
“The issues, which the team has instructions to put on the table are High Cost of Living, Audit of 2022 elections, Bipartisan Reconstitution of IEBC, Inclusivity in national affairs and Respect for Political Parties in line with the constitution,” Azimio revealed in a statement.
The opposition also noted that it is keen on a time-bound program of talks that should begin on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, and conclude within one month.
The latest comes a day after President Ruto confessed to meeting Azimio la Umoja leader, Raila Odinga but stated that he issued conditions which would guide their negotiations.
By Rodgers Oduor