Salat termed the ongoing bipartisan talks as a “waste of time” and asked the former Prime Minister not to focus on the talks but direct the energy to strategize for 2027.
“The talks will not be a walk in the park, they still have four years to strategize and challenge Ruto’s administration in 2027,” Salat said as quoted by The Star.
The former Bomet Member of Parliament further argued that the concerns being raised by Raila Odinga’s side cannot be addressed through demonstrations adding that the country must stick to the rule of law to solve anything.
“You don’t create a problem that is not constitutionally guaranteed and expects talks after that. it will not apply at all,
“And the constitution does not have that midday that when you are defeated you start demonstrations and negotiations, that cannot happen,” he added.
The bipartisan talks commenced last week with National Assembly majority leader Kimani Ichungwa and Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka leading the two coalitions in the talks.
The talks which are scheduled to broker a deal by the end of this month held a second meeting on Monday, August 14, at the Bomas of Kenya.
At the second meeting convened at Bomas, the collective decision was reached that the parliamentary leadership of both the National Assembly and the Senate will initiate a motion to formally establish the dialogue team within legal parameters.
As the dialogue continues, both teams have already reiterated that power-sharing will not feature in the talks.
Both teams scheduled the third meeting on Monday, August 21 at 10 am at Bomas.