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Mt Kenya Kamwene group dismisses Bi-Partisan talks as ‘waste of time’

Azimio allied leaders from Mt Kenya, Kamwenr group dismiss the ongoing bi-partisan talks with Ruto as ‘waste of time’

A section of leaders drawn from the Mount Kenya region allied to the Azimio coalition have poured cold water on the ongoing bipartisan talks terming it as a waste of time and a diversionary move to issues affecting Kenyans.

Speaking in Kiambu County during the inaugural meeting of the Kamwene Kiambu chapter, the legislators led by Martha Karua, the leader of the Narc Kenya Party, upheld their earlier stance that the cost of living must remain at an unabated minimum in order for them to approve the final report.

In order to support Mount Kenya’s interests in the Kenya Kwanza government, the leaders pledged to bring all leaders together and speak with one voice. 

They also invited Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua to the forum.

Karua insisted that President William Ruto should stop governing with threats, insisting that Azimio will continue to insist on the opening of IEBC servers to validate Ruto’s victory. 

Martha Karua termed the bipartisan talks as time-wasting and a diversion from the main issues pressing the country.

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According to Jubilee Party secretary-general Jeremiah Kioni, the issues of the high cost of living and Kenya Kwanza stopping interference with the former ruling party are non-negotiable. 

“There is no need to talk about that document if it does not address the cost of living; if it does not address the invention of the Jubilee Party by UDA, what is the use of that document to us? We can continue managing ourselves the way we have done. In any case, Ruto never intended it for good; he has been wasting people’s time,” Kioni said.

Sentiments by Kioni were backed by former Laikipia governor Ndiritu Muriithi, who said they would quit the Bomas talks if the two issues were not addressed. 

“We have no business in Bomas if those two basic minimums are not met, reduction in the cost of living and paying fidelity to the law in regard to political parties,” Nderiti said. 

The leaders welcomed Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua to the forum for proper negotiation in the Kenya Kwanza government for the region.

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