Prioritise the interests of Kenyans in talks, church urges govt and opposition
Catholic Bishop Joseph Obanyi has called upon leaders from the Kenya Kwanza and Azimio movements to prioritise the well-being and interests of the Kenyan people as they convene for their meetings.
He said that some of the leaders had selfish interests and were attempting to use Kenyans as a means to realise those interests.
“They should disagree to agree; the conditions they have given each other before the talks do not look good,” Bishop Obanyi said.
Azimio and Kenya Kwanza are set to hold make or break crisis talks after Azimio ceased the anti-government protests.
Representatives from the Azimio team are Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, National Assembly Minority Leader Opiyo Wandayi, DAP-Leader Eugene Wamalwa, Nyamira Senator Okong’o Omogeni, and Malindi Member of Parliament Amina Manyanzi.
Representatives from the Kenya Kwanza team are National Assembly Majority Leader, Kimani Ichung’wah, Aaron Cheruiyot, Embu Governor Cecily Mbarire, Bungoma Women Representative Cecily Mbarire, and East Africa Legislative Assembly Member Hassan Omar.
The talks are set to centre on soaring commodity prices and the 2022 elections poll audit.
On Wednesday, August 2, President William Ruto, while addressing a press conference, averted a question on the bipartisan talks, telling a journalist who asked questions about it, “Let us not go there…”