Fallout has rocked the president William Ruto led ruling Kenya Kwanza Alliance with splinter factions pulling on separate sides in support and against the bipartisan talks.
One faction led by Kiharu Member of Parliament (MP) Ndindi Nyoro, a close ally of president Ruto is opposed to the ongoing dialogue while a rival faction led by Senate Majority Leader and Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot are championing for the dialogue political truce.
Yesterday, Ndindi dismissed the ongoing bipartisan talks as a waste of time.
The talks are scheduled to resume next week.
“The people who have employed us, that is the wananchi spoke last year and decided who will lead them and who will be the leader of opposition or put the government on check. So, with no doubt and with a lot of certainty, me as Ndindi Nyoro and the people of Murang’a, Kiharu and Kenya at large, we are pleading that tomorrow as the talks resume, the first agenda should be actually to terminate the talks.” Ndindi noted.
He spoke yesterday during a Sunday service at St Mary’s Catholic Cathedral Church in his Kiharu constituency and called for the talks to end, saying that the Kenya Kwanza government should continue with its development agenda for the mwananchi, such as roads and water projects.
“We are against this issue of people talking, calling them bipartisan talks and should stop at once as we don’t need it as a country as all is needed in Kenya is development.” He added.
The Azimio One Kenya Coalition team is led by Kalonzo Musyoka and includes Opiyo Wandayi (deputy delegation leader), Amina Mnyazi, Eugene Wamalwa, and Okong’o Mogeni.
MP Kimani Ichung’wah leads the Kenya Kwanza faction, its members include Cecily Mbarire (deputy delegation leader), Aaron Cheruiyot, Omar Hassan Omar, and Catherine Wambilianga.
Ndindi said that Kenyans went to the polls last year and chose who they want to lead them.
According to the legislator, the bipartisan talks team’s first priority should be to end the talks because they will lead nowhere.
Ndindi stated that the country cannot wake up every day and night to politics and battles for leadership positions.
The bipartisan talks began on August 9, with the goal of resolving the impasse between the government and the opposition.
The talks came after a wave of protests that resulted in the deaths and injuries of Kenyans.
According to official figures, at least 20 people have died in the clashes, though rights activists believe the toll is much higher.
According to a motion tabled in Parliament, the 10-member bipartisan team negotiating the 2022 post-election crisis will report to President William Ruto and Opposition leader Raila Odinga within 60 days.