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Makau Mutua urges those not in support of NADCO report to leave Azimio

Monday, December 11th, 2023 13:20 | By
Azimio leader Raila Odinga is received by Prof Makau Mutua, the spokesman of his 2022 presidential campaign team and his family members on arrival for the burial of Makau’s brother in Kitui county. PHOTO/Mutuku Mwangangi
Azimio leader Raila Odinga is received by Prof Makau Mutua, the spokesman of his 2022 presidential campaign team and his family members on arrival for the burial of Makau’s brother in Kitui county. PHOTO/Mutuku Mwangangi


Azimio la Umoja Spokesperson, Makau Mutua, has called on dissenting members to leave the coalition if they cannot support the National Dialogue Committee (NADCO) report.

The report, released in late November, faced criticism from leaders some within Azimio, such as Martha Karua, Eugene Wamalwa, and Caleb Amisi.

Karua on NADCO report

Expressing dissatisfaction, Karua described the NADCO report as troubling, problematic, and unacceptable.

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National Dialogue Committee co-chairs Kalonzo Musyoka (right) and Kimani Ichung’wah (centre) when the announced the release of the final report at a Nairobi hotel on Saturday. PHOTO/Print

Wamalwa stated his refusal to sign the report, rejecting any sitting allowance, asserting that the committee did not adequately address the critical issue of the cost of living for Kenyans.

Amisi on his part highlighted the report's revelation of the country's incorrigible state. Mutua however has insisted that Azimio is not a forced union and urged those who cannot support the democratically endorsed NADCO report to exit the coalition.

Support NADCO

"Azimio isn’t a forced marriage. Please leave if you can’t support the NADCO report, which is the product of the party’s agreed democratic processes," Mutua stated on his X account.

NADCO co-chair Kalonzo Musyoka
NADCO co-chair Kalonzo Musyoka. PHOTO/@skmusyoka/X

NADCO's recommendations aimed to tackle the challenges of the cost of living among other issues. Their recommendations included a 50% reduction in travel budgets across all government branches, a 30% cut in daily subsistence allowances for state and public officers (as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission), a decrease in road maintenance, and a reduction in the anti-adulteration levy by Ksh 5 and Ksh 3 per litre, respectively.

Additionally, the committee suggested transferring all devolved functions to counties.

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