Parliament Approves Peace Talks Between President Ruto and Raila’s Teams

Parliament Approves Peace Talks Between President Ruto and Raila’s Teams

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A motion for the establishment of a national dialogue committee to pave the way for talks between the Kenya Kwanza Alliance and their Azimio la Umoja counterparts has been approved by Parliament.

The motion will give the former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka and Majority leader Kimani Ichung’wah-led Committee a legal mandate to recommend constitutional and legal reforms after dialogue and consensus reaching.

Moving the motion Ichung’wah, expressed his side’s goodwill in ironing the differences on the issues to be canvassed between the rival coalitions.

Seconding the motion, Leader of Minority Opiyo Wandayi, said the dialogue will settle long-standing differences in the country.

“There are five agenda items we have a brief on, there are also five agenda items Azimio have brought to the table. It is time to listen to each other,” he said.

“It is time to listen to our colleagues on the views they have on the cost of living even though we believe it is the duty of the government of the day to formulate policies that will bring down the cost of living,” Ichung’wah said.

The National Dialogue Committee will report to the leadership of Kenya Kwanza and Azimio coalitions within 60 days and later submit its report to Parliament.

The committee will be assisted by technical teams from both sides.

Communication Secretaries, appointed by the Leader of the Majority and the Leader of the Minority, will provide support.

The committee is free to invite and engage with other stakeholders as well as collate views from the public and engage experts, professionals and other technical resource persons as necessary.

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