Opposition leader Raila Odinga has given a warning of a fresh round of mass action if the parliamentary-led bi-partisan talks do not commence by Wednesday.
The Azimio la Umoja One Kenya alliance had agreed to resume talks after Kenya Kwanza replaced Eldas Mp Aden Keynan on their side with Saku MP Dido Rasso.
However, the talks are yet to resume, and Odinga has said that if they do not begin in earnest by Wednesday, they will consider the gentleman’s agreement canceled.
Odinga has accused President William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza ruling coalition of not giving the talks the seriousness they deserve.
Last week, Azimio had planned to hold another demonstration, but its leaders agreed to suspend the action they have however summoned its negotiating delegation to discuss “further engagement” with Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza alliance and has warned of resuming mass action if there is any indication of lack of goodwill and honesty on Kenya Kwanza’s side.
In their previous demonstration, there were reports of violence, where police fired tear gas on opposition MPs. The government accused gangs, who were posing as political protesters, of engaging in looting, arson, and other criminal acts.
In March, the protests turned violent, resulting in the deaths of three people, which prompted international appeals for restraint.
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