Tuesday, 12 December 2023, 1:05

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Speaker Wetangula Urges Azimio, Kenya Kwanza To Agree On Conditions For Bipartisan Talks

Kalonzo says the motion was in bad faith as it did not involve Azimio leaders and they have insisted on an extra-parliamentary process.

“The motion is disguised as a product of bipartisanship when in fact the leadership of Azimio in Parliament were neither aware nor consulted in its drafting, 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” read part of the statement.

However, in Parliament, Speaker Wetangula read the communication he received from Majority Leader Kimani Ichung’wah communicating the names nominated by the coalition.

Speaker Wetangula urged both sides to consult and agree on the terms of conditions before bringing a motion to the floor.

“The leaders of majority and minority have a serious moral and legal duty to this house and this country to sit together avoid unhelpful brinkmanship and bring to the house something in furtherance of the wishes of the president and the former prime minister. Don’t play to any gallery but do what you must to support the process” Wetangula pleaded.

Ichung’wah agreed with Speaker Wetangula, adding that for peace and tranquillity to prevail, both leaders must talk and agree for the benefit of all Kenyans.