Kenya Kwanza appoints 4 members to its technical team in dialogue with Azimio
Kenya Kwanza has formed a team of four in its technical tech in dialogue with Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party.
In a statement on Friday, August 11, 2023, Kenya Kwanza National Dialogue Team leader Kimani Ichung'wah announced Dr Muthomi Thiankolu, Dr Linda Musumba, Nick Biketi and Dr Duncan Ojwang as members of the team.
"Following the inaugural dialogue meeting with the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance held on Monday 7th August 2023, and based on the agreement to establish technical teams to support the process," Ichung'wah.
Ichung'wah said the team will support the Kenya Kwanza in shaping the conversation in the national dialogue.
"This team will play a pivotal role in supporting our delegation throughout the ongoing dialogue engagement. Their expertise will be of high value in shaping the conversation. Kenya Kwanza remains firmly committed to open and productive dialogue and reaffirms that we will engage in the talks with utmost good faith and firm commitment to our Constitution and the Laws of Kenya," Ichung'wah said.
On Tuesday, Azimio appointed its technical team led by former Ndaragwa MP Jeremiah Kioni
In a statement on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, Azimio said that the new department will support its delegation during the dialogue.
"We have tasked our delegation and technical teams, under the capable leadership of Kalonzo and Kioni, to approach these talks with courage and open minds. It requires both courage and open-mindedness to find common ground in times of conflict," the statement read in part.
"We have conveyed to our delegation, and wish to communicate to all Kenyans, that engaging in sincere dialogue is not an act of surrender or weakness. Rather, it embodies strength and common sense."
The dialogue between the two teams began on Wednesday, August 9, 2023, at the Bomas of Kenya.