The talks which are expected to be held at the Bomas of Kenya will be deliberating on issues touching on the cost of living and economy.
Among those expected to join the talks include the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) as experts.
However, ODM leader Raila Odinga’s party on Monday, October 30, opposed the decision by the Kenya Kwanza government to incorporate IMF and World Bank in the talks.
In a statement signed by Executive Director of ODM party Oduor Ongwen, Raila’s outfit argued that the two bodies have in the past offered advice that contributed to the country’s problems.
“We cautiously welcome tomorrow’s forum convened by NADCO to deliberate the lowering of the cost of living challenges faced by Kenyans,
“However, we express profound concern regarding the participation of institutions such as the World Bank and IMF for expert input. Their previous advice has contributed to the problems our nation faces today,” read the statement in part.
ODM further urged its members led by Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka not to accept any deal that does not address the cost of living.
“As a committed member of Azimio, we urge our delegation to stand firm and not accept any deal that does not satisfactorily address the critical problem our nation faces today,” the party said.
Ongwen maintained that the cost of living remains their top priority and that the success of the talks is pegged on addressing matters affecting Kenyans.
“It is with a sense of disquiet that we have noted recent attempts by the opposing side to downplay the critical importance of addressing the cost of living. We must emphasize that the high cost of living remains our top priority and is non-negotiable for us.”