Azimio ditches bipartisan talks with Kenya Kwanza
Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party has ditched the planned bipartisan talks with Kenya Kwanza.
In a statement on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka said that the process needed extra-parliamentary dialogue.
"Last evening, we learned of a motion drafted by Kenya Kwanza leadership allegedly aimed at setting up a joined selection, the motion is in absolute bad faith because we have insisted on an extra-parliamentary process, we will therefore not participate in any such parliamentary process," he said.
Kalonzo has also accused the Kenya Kwanza team of approaching the dialogue in bad faith, accusing them of failing to name the leadership of their team to date.
"To date, Kenya Kwanza hs failed to name the leadership of its team as a way of stonewalling," Kalonzo added.
Other demands by Azimio
He has also demanded that the Kenya Kwanza regime takes up the hospital bills of Kenyans injured during protests and burial expenses for those who lost their lives.
"The (Kenya Kwanza) regime must take up hospital bills of all Kenyans who sustained injuries during recent protests and pay reparations for those who lost property and their lives," Kalonzo said.
The Wiper leader indicated that lowering the cost of living remained their top priority, as well as an audit of the IEBC servers.
"Our issues remain what we said before and they are reduction in the cost of unga, fuel, electricity and school fees, opening and audit of IEBC servers, bipartisan reform and constitution of IEBC, reinstatement of the 4 IEBC commissioners and end to the buying of MPs which threatens multiparty democracy," he added.
Kalonzo has also indicated that Azimio will resume its weekly anti-government protests after Ramadhan.
"Azimio will resume its weekly protests at the end of Ramadhan," he said.