As Kenyans await to see the progress and outcome of the peace talks between Kenya Kwanza and Azimio, the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has expressed its dissatisfaction over the choice of leaders selected to participate in the reconciliatory talks with the Azimio la Umoja coalition.
This has resulted in mistrust and doubts about the talks’ effectiveness, as ODM questions the potential for progress with such individuals leading the engagement.
Philip Etale, ODM’s communication director, expressed his discontent on Twitter, describing the Kenya Kwanza team’s choices as baseless and arguing that the important discussions ahead do not require the involvement of hardliners.
Furthermore, he voiced his disapproval of the president’s team for beginning the talks in a negative manner by lecturing Azimio in their initial statement.
In other news, the government has implemented a housing tax from July 1, managed by KRA.
Employees and employers each contribute 1.5% of gross monthly income for affordable housing, capped at KSh 5,000.
Meanwhile here is the news making headlines on Opera News Today
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1,000 police inspectors promoted in mass promotions
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Governor Reportedly Agrees To Tarmac Road Leading To Senator’s House So As To Stop Exposing Him
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