- Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo accused the Kenya Kwanza side of refusing to concede to interim issues that they had raised during the talks
- Meanwhile Nairobi Senator Edwin Sifuna has listed the five issues that Kenya Kwanza bipartisan talks members have refused to concede to
Azimio La Umoja has suspended bipartisan talks for seven days over what they term as irreconcilable differences with the Kenya Kwanza side.
Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo accused the Kenya Kwanza side of refusing to concede to interim issues that they had raised during the talks.
“We discussed an issue that we left pending last week. What we call interim measures, you will remember that from Azimio side we had identified five issues as critical for these talks and for four of those issues we identified what was necessary to have meaningful talks in terms of interim measures that is thing that need to be done in the meantime,” said Amollo at a media briefing.
Amollo says that the talks among the issues they wanted to be addressed first before they resumed with talks include the issue of the Jubilee Party.
Not negotiating in good faith
According to Amollo, this has made them believe that the Kenya Kwanza side of the bipartisan talks is not negotiating in good faith.
“On the first issue that we identified as parties, particularly the Jubilee Party, today we have had 90 discussions we also had them last week on the four issues we had requested, our colleagues have refused to concede to any of those interim measures which has led us to the conclusion that they are not negotiating in good faith,” said Amollo.
Meanwhile Nairobi Senator Edwin Sifuna has listed the five issues that Kenya Kwanza bipartisan talks members have refused to concede to.
They include; Lowering of the cost of Unga, Preservation of the Election Servers, Suspension of IEBC reconstitution, and finally for them to leave Jubilee alone.
“We have had to suspend the Bipartisan dialogue after we could not persuade our friends from KK to concede to some common sense interim measures…
“These are necessary in our view in order to safeguard the outcome of the talks. We hope sense shall prevail,” said Sifuna.