- The Impasse will be mediated by former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo,
- Martha Karua weighs in
Saboti Member of Parliament Caleb Hamisi has spoken against those criticizing opposition leaders Raila Odinga for allegedly abandoning them amidst the current resolve to work with government
Yesterday, both the ruling party, Kenya Kwanza Coalition, and the opposition’s coalition, Azimio La Umoja, came to an agreement to form a 10-member committee with the aim of finding a lasting solution to the ongoing issues plaguing the nation.
READ ALSO: Surprise as Uhuru arrives for Azimio Prayers
“If you think Raila has abandoned the cost of living and only interested in power sharing, just go to the street yourself and fight for cost of living,”he tweeted.
A section of Kenyans not happy
However, this development has not been without its critics who allege that the recent anti government protests over the high cost of living should be the priority
“The committee shall be seized with 5 issues; reconstitution of IEBC, implementation of 2/3 gender rule, the entrenchment of Constituency Development Fund, Establishment and the entrenchment of Office of the Leader of the Opposition and embedment of the Office of Prime Cabinet Secretary,”Part of the joint statement stated.
Disappointed Kenyans have questioned why the committee’s focus is primarily on reconstituting the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, implementing the two-thirds gender rule, and entrenching the Constituency Development Fund, among other issues that seemingly benefit opposition leaders.
They argue that their primary concern was the high cost of living and feel abandoned by the opposition’s shift in priorities.
The MP took to his twitter account to encourage the disappointed Kenyans not to wait for Raila Odinga to lead protests but to take to the streets themselves if they feel strongly about the matter
“You expect Raila to die for you, get imprisoned for 8 years, fight for multipartysm and the new constitution ,fight for devolution and reforms since you were in diapers and now you are married with grandchildren and you still expect him at his age to be chewing teargas on the streets against policies that voted for!?,”
“…..POLITICAL POWER IS NEVER INHERITED IN A DEMOCRACY, YOU GRAB IT. To the youth of Kenya, every generation has risen up and done what needed to be done, we are now being called upon as a generation to rise up and do what needs to be done,”
Karua weighs in
His statement comes amid reports that the impasse will be mediated by former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo.
On the other hand, Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua, a member of the opposition coalition, has dismissed the purported joint statement by both coalitions, emphasizing that the core issues affecting Kenyans, such as the cost of living, should remain the central focus of any mediation efforts.
READ ALSO: President Ruto in a Marijuana shirt!
“Any purported document that does not affirm adherence to the constitution and the rule of law cannot be good for Kenyans of whatsoever persuasion,”she tweeted.