Opposition leader Raila Odinga has maintained that he wants a conversation outside the parliament’s purview through a process akin to the 2008 National Accord brokered by former UN Secretary-General Koffi Annan.
According to the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition party leader, President William Ruto’s proposal for a parliamentary approach to address Azimio’s concerns “may not serve its intended purpose”.
“It is the resolution of this meeting that a purely Parliamentary process will not serve the intended end, our suggestion is to have a conversation at the national level through a process akin to the 2008 National Accord,
“This process we want it to be akin to the process that was led by Koffi Annan that it is going to have members of parliament but they are going to sit outside parliament they will negotiate and only take the final product to parliament as an accord which will then be passed by parliament,” Raila said.
However, Deputy Speaker National Assembly Gladys Boss Shollei has hit back at Raila for calling for dialogue similar to the 2008 National Accord.
In an interview with Citizen TV, the Uasin Gishu Woman Rep said that the veteran politician desperately wants to be the Prime Minister.
She further accused the ODM party leader of using the current economic crisis in the country to gain support from Kenyans as he pursued his own selfish gains.
“When you hear Raila Odinga talk about Kofi Annan, he wants to be the Prime Minister. He is using the issue of the high cost of living to whip up support from Kenyans,” she said.
The 2008 dialogue between late President Mwai Kibaki and ODM party leader Raila Odinga gave birth to the post of Prime Minister which saw the two politicians run the government.