In a statement on Tuesday, April 18, the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition accused President William Ruto’s side of malice.
The coalition further stated that the other side has exhibited absolutely bad faith from the beginning adding the envisaged bi-partisan talks will not achieve the envisaged outcome.
In particular, the Azimio la Umoja Coalition accused the Kenya Kwanza side of secretly drafting a motion aimed at setting up a joint select committee in Parliament.
As such, the opposition said that its seven-member team earlier named in the bi-partisan talks will not be a party to any other process as it is done in bad faith.
“Our members of parliament in both houses shall not be a party to any other process and particularly not the one proposed in the motion by Kenya Kwanza. We will therefore not participate in any such parliament process,” the coalition said in a statement read by Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka.
“The motion purports to name members of the Minority Party to the co-called select committee without any reference to the Minority leadership in violation of the Standing Orders of both houses,” the coalition added.
As such, Azimio resolved to invite the Kenya Kwanza team for a meeting to set the ground rules for the talk’s failure which the coalition will resume its weekly protests.
“That the coalition shall resume its weekly protests at the end of Ramadhan and there shall be further communication in this regard,” Kalonzo added.
He maintained that reduction in the cost of unga, the opening of IEBC servers reinstatement of Cherera four, and an end to buying of opposition lawmakers remains the coalition’s irreducible minimum.