The Azimio la Umoja coalition on Tuesday 18th of April called off their plans to participate in the anticipated parliamentary processes regarding the bipartisan talks with their Kenya Kwanza counterparts claiming that their opponents have demonstrated lack of transparency.
While addressing the media, Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka stated that the opposition is not comfortable with the matter being handled in parliament since Kenya Kwanza has shown no intention to hold honest dialogues.
Kalonzo said that the decision has been reached after the opposition found out that Kenya Kwanza has drafted a motion aimed at setting up a joint select committee in Parliament without consulting them.
“The motion purports to name members of the Minority Party to the so-called select committee without any reference to the Minority leadership in violation of the Standing Orders of both houses,” he said.
Kalonzo stated that Azimio is however committed to an extra-parliamentary dialogue that is transparent, honest, meaningful and bipartisan in conception and execution.
The Wiper Party leader said that the Raila-led faction will not relent on its demands, adding that they shall not allow the talks to digress from addressing the issues at hand.
He noted that its weekly protests will resume at the end of Ramadhan.
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