Editor's Review

EALA MP Kanini Kega has threatened to move to court over the bipartisan dialogue team. 

East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA) Kanini Kega has threatened to move to court if the Jubilee Party is not accommodated in the fresh bipartisan negotiations.

In a statement via Twitter on Tuesday, August 15, Kega said Jubilee is the third-largest political party in Kenya and ought to have been accommodated in the talks.

“If Jubilee Party will not be represented in the dialogue talks then we meet in court! fyi Jubilee is the 3rd largest Party in Kenya,” Kega tweeted.

This comes after both Kenya Kwanza and Azimio unveiled their teams for the bipartisan negotiations.

The Kenya Kwanza side is represented by National Assembly Majority Leader Kimani Ichung’wah, Senate Majority Leader Aaron Cheruiyot, Embu Governor Cecily Mbarire, EALA MP Hassan Omar and Bungoma Women Rep Catherine Wambilianga. 

File image of Kalonzo Musyoka, Kimani Ichung'wah, and Cecily Mbarire.

The Azimio team on the other hand is represented by Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka, National Assembly Minority Leader Opiyo Wandayi, DAP Party Leader Eugene Wamalwa, Nyamira Senator Okong’o Omogeni, and Malindi MP Amina Mnyazi.

Kenya Kwanza and Azimio on Monday agreed to have the dialogue team legally established in the National Assembly and the Senate.

Ichung’wah and Kalonzo in a joint statement said the process will begin in the National Assembly this week.

The National Assembly is in session and the leadership shall process the same this week. The Senate is in recess but the Senate leadership shall process the same as soon as possible in a special session to be convened,” the statement read in part.

The co-chairs also mentioned that Azimio and Kenya Kwanza technical teams have been tasked to frame the agenda items for consideration by the dialogue committee and review the bi-partisan talks framework agreement to incorporate the negotiating teams resolutions.