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Reconstitution of IEBC to continue with or without Azimio, Kenya Kwanza team

IEBC reconstitution to proceed even if Azimio snubs the bipartisan talks according to Kenya Kwanza team chair Murugara.

The bipartisan Kenya Kwanza team now demands that the IEBC Selection Panel move on with the appointment of new commissioners even if the Azimio side does not show up for a meeting next week.

The Kenya Kwanza, led by Joint Committee co-chair George Murugara, declared that they have given Azimio a final chance on Tuesday next week.

“The country cannot be held at ransom in regards to the reconstitution of IEBC,” Murugara said.

“We will invite Azimio for a meeting on Tuesday, I will be communicating to my co-chair Otiende Amollo.”

Murugara said should the opposition snub the next week’s meeting, the law will take its course.

Addressing a press conference at Parliament buildings, the Kenya Kwanza team led by the Tharaka MP accused the Azimio faction of holding the country at ransom.

The hiring of commissioners was one of the agenda items of the joint Committee formed to end the anti-government demonstrations that followed the August 9 presidential election.

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This comes after Azimio indefinetly halted the bipartisan talks with the government side amid accusations of a lack of commitment from both ends.

A letter signed by Otiende Amollo, who co-chairs the committee on the Azimio la Umoja side confirmed the suspension of talks until further notice.

The letter, addressed to co-chair George Murugara and copied to the principals and members of the committee, invoked Clause 36 of the Framework Agreement to adjourn the talks indefinitely.

“In the circumstances, it is our considered opinion that the appropriate action is to adjourn the talks sine die, in accordance with Clause 36 of the Framework Agreement, which we hereby invoke,” the letter read.

The talks were called by President William Ruto in a bid to halt consistent demonstrations called by Azimio leader Raila Odinga to pile pressure on the government to address economic reforms and lower the cost of living.

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