The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party has accused opposition leader Raila Odinga of an attempt to frustrate proposed dialogue with the Kenya Kwanza administration after he made new demands on Tuesday, April 4.
The Azimio la Umoja – One Kenya coalition leader claimed on Tuesday evening that President William Ruto’s proposal for a parliamentary approach to address issues raised by the opposition in their mass protests recently “may not serve its intended purpose”.
In a statement, the former prime minister stated that the Azimio leadership wants to have a conversation at the national level through a process akin to the 2008 National Accord, which was brokered by Koffi Annan following the disputed 2007 presidential election results.
But in a quick rejoinder, UDA Secretary General Cleophas Malala said Raila’s remarks had confirmed the ruling party’s worst fears that recent the recent demonstrations pushing for electoral and economic reforms were not genuine “but a blatant thirst and hunger for power through the back door”.
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Kimani Ichungwa Reacts to Donald Trump Arrest, Calls for Arrest of this Top Leaders Over Bomas Chaos
National Assembly Majority leader Kimani Inchungwah has reacted to the arrest of Former United States of America Donald Trump.
Trump was arrested yesternight in Newyork over 34 cases of felony criminal charges of falsifying business records and further undermining the integrity of the 2016 election through a hush-money scheme with payments made to women who claimed they had extramarital affairs with him.
According to Kimani, the arrest of senior political leaders in Kenya who tried to undermine the outcome of presidential results at Bomas of Kenya that led to chaos at the national tallying centre should be arrested.
Reading between the lines, Kenyans insinuated that Inchungwah was calling for the arrest of Former President Uhuru Kenyatta who threw his support to Raila instead of then deputy President William Ruto.
Raila Reveals What The Govt Is Now Planning To Do After Realizing That They Want To Access Servers
The latest update shows that businesses may be disrupted in Nairobi and other parts of Kenya again after Azimio head Raila Odinga revealed the plans to continue with their mass protest in the coming weeks.
Odinga has changed his tune just days after calling off anti-government protests to give the bi-partisan approach that was proposed by President William Ruto a trial.
The bi-partisan approach was set to form a committee in the parliament which would constitute Members of Parliament from both sides of the divide.
According to reports that were given by Nation yesterday, emissaries from Kenya Kwanza and Azimio who reportedly met before the Raila-Ruto truce failed to agree on a number of issues, including opening servers for a forensic audit.
Raila now rocks talks boat with fresh demands
Azimio leader Raila Odinga has made fresh demands that risk rocking the bipartisan talks promise barely two days after he said he was willing to consider the proposals made by President William Ruto on how to resolve their political differences.
Yesterday, Raila warned if the ruling Kenya Kwanza fails to demonstrate seriousness in moving the talks forward, he would rally his supporters back to the streets as soon as next week.