Kenya’s political landscape experienced a noteworthy shift as the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party and the Kenya Kwanza Alliance initiated their long-awaited bipartisan talks. Members of Parliament from both sides convened to establish the foundational guidelines for these groundbreaking discussions.
Previously, there had been uncertainty about the participation of Eldas MP Adan Keynan and his Pokot South counterpart David P’kosing in the bipartisan dialogue team. Their inclusion now hinges on the final decision from President William Ruto and Azimio leader Raila Odinga.
The initial meeting between National Assembly Majority and Minority leaders Kimani Ichung’wah and Opiyo Wandayi, as well as their Senate counterparts Aaron Cheruiyot and Steward Madzayo, revealed that consensus had yet to be reached on Keynan and P’kosing’s membership. The disagreement stems from Keynan’s affiliation with the Jubilee party, which is a constituent party of Azimio.
Despite the unresolved issue of membership, the leadership has designated Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo and Tharaka MP George Murugara as the co-chairs of the bipartisan dialogue team. As the talks progress, the nation’s political future hinges on the success of this collaboration between the two prominent Kenyan alliances.