Kenya Kwanza, Azimio ink dialogue deal

Wednesday, August 30th, 2023 15:38 | By
Kalonzo Musyoka and Kimani Ichung'wah
Co-chairs of the National Dialogue Committee Kalonzo Musyoka and Kimani Ichung'wah. PHOTO/@KIMANIICHUNGWAH/X

Kenya Kwanza and Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party have inked a dialogue deal that will define the agenda of the dialogue.

In individual statements shared by co-chairs of the National Dialogue Committee Kimani Ichung'wah and Kalonzo Musyoka, the two leaders said the pact marked the beginning of peaceful and constructive negotiations.

"Today marks a significant stride towards ushering in a new era of peaceful and constructive political negotiations. Determined to rewrite our history, we have formalized the framework agreement and agenda that will be the basis of the National Dialogue Committee’s talks," Ichung'wah stated.

In his statement, Kalonzo said they had signed agreements that will see talks held in the next 59 day, including an agreement to establish a structured framework for national dialogue and negotiations on matters relating to the Nation of Kenya. The two sides also signed an agreement on the statement of issues for negotiation by the National Dialogue Committee.

"Honesty, openness and integrity is the foundation of true dialogue and that is what we are fostering here at the Bomas of Kenya with fellow Leaders of the National Dialogue Committee Co-chaired with Kimani Ichung'wah. We have been able to make strides that will guide our process of negotiations in the next 59 days," Kalonzo stated.

This comes a day after the Senate convened to officially ratify the formation of the National Dialogue Committee.

Role of the Dialogue Committee

The committee will be mandated to hold talks for 60 days, after which it will submit a report to the Senate for debate.

The report is set to propose an amicable solution to the conflict between Kenya Kwanza and Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party, which has led to demonstrations across the country.

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