“Ndindi Nyoro, the Kiharu MP closely aligned with President William Ruto, has rejected the ongoing bipartisan negotiations as unproductive. Despite being one of the proponents of these discussions, set to recommence next week, Ndindi argues that the Kenyan electorate already made their choice in the previous year’s elections.
The legislator asserts that the primary goal of the bipartisan talks team should be to conclude the negotiations swiftly, given that he believes they will not yield any meaningful results. He emphasizes that the nation cannot afford to be consumed by ceaseless political wrangling and leadership struggles.
Expressing his viewpoint, Ndindi stated, ‘The citizens, who are our employers, made their voices heard last year, deciding who would lead them and who would assume the role of opposition leader or government watchdog.’
Continuing, he stressed, ‘With absolute certainty, both I and the people of Murang’a, Kiharu, and all of Kenya urge that as the talks resume, the immediate agenda should be to terminate these discussions.’
Speaking at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cathedral in his Kiharu constituency, the MP called for the conclusion of the talks, advocating for the Kenya Kwanza government to continue focusing on development initiatives such as infrastructure and water projects.
‘We reject the notion of continuous dialogue, labeling it bipartisan talks. This should cease immediately, as our nation’s primary requirement is progress and development,’ he stated.
The bipartisan talks were initiated on August 9 with the objective of resolving the deadlock between the government and the opposition. These discussions emerged following a series of protests that tragically resulted in the loss of lives and injuries to Kenyan citizens.
While official records indicate at least 20 fatalities in the clashes, human rights activists contend that the actual toll is considerably higher. The unrest in one of East Africa’s most stable democracies has raised concerns among residents and prompted appeals for mediation to break the impasse.
As per a motion tabled in Parliament, the bipartisan team comprising ten members, tasked with negotiating the post-election crisis of 2022, will deliver their report to both President William Ruto and Opposition leader Raila Odinga within a 60-day timeframe.
Heading the Azimio team is Kalonzo Musyoka, with Opiyo Wandayi serving as deputy delegation leader, along with Amina Mnyazi, Eugene Wamalwa, and Okong’o Mogeni.
Leading the Kenya Kwanza faction is MP Kimani Ichung’wah, assisted by deputy delegation leader Cecily Mbarire, as well as members Aaron Cheruiyot, Omar Hassan Omar, and Catherine Wambilianga.”