Kenya Kwanza Coalition has unveiled a five-member team to take part in negotiations with the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya side.
In a statement, the Kenya Kwanza office named National Assembly Majority Leader and now Team leader Kimani Ichung’wah, Senate Majority leader Aaron Cheruiyot, Governor Cecily Mbarire, Hasssan Omar, and Catherine Wambilianga.
The coalition further revealed that former President of Nigeria Olesegun Obasanjo asked not to be mentioned in any public statement.
As such, they took a swipe at the Raila Odinga-led Azimio coalition for not respecting Obasanjo’s request, saying it showed lack of decency.
“That honouring the request by former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo not to be mentioned in any public statement, we regret the lack of decency by Azimio in not respecting this request.” The statement reads.
Likewise, the rulling Kenya Kwanza Coalition noted that they expect Azimio to abide by the five issues agreed at the meeting.
Just like the opposition team, Kenya Kwanza also outlined their five-point agenda in which their team is mandated to engage.
Kenya Kwanza Agenda
- The Reconstitution of the IEBC Commission
- Implementation of 2/3 gender rule
- Entrenchment of Constituency Development Fund
- Establishment and the entrenchment of the Office of the Leader of the Opposition
- Embedment of the Office of Prime Cabinet Secretary.
Nonetheless, Kenya Kwanza office reiterated that violence will no longer be part of Kenya’s political discourse.
“For the avoidance of doubt, as agreed, violence shall no longer and shall never be part of our nation’s political discourse.” The statement reads.
They further affirmed that the discussions shall not include any form of ‘handshake’.
“As agreed, there shall be no discussion of whatever nature on matters handshake or “nusu mkate”.” Kenya Kwanza Office Stated.