Editor's Review

The National Dialogue Committee had gone to a one-week recess. 

The National Dialogue Committee (NADCO) comprising members from Kenya Kwanza and Azimio coalitions is back at the Bomas of Kenya to continue with talks after a one-week recess.  

NADCO co-chairperson Kalonzo Musyoka in a statement on Monday, September 11 noted that the committee has received memorandums from various organizations that have been following the negotiations.

“We are back to Bomas of Kenya following a week-long recess allowing members of the National Dialogue Committee to participate in the landmark African Climate Action Summit.

“We also received Memorandums from various organizations that have been keenly following the progress of the Bipartisan talks,” Musyoka wrote on his X account.

The Wiper party leader’s statement comes a day after Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua restated his reservation on the bi-partisan talks.

File image of Kalonzo Musyoka, Cecily Mbarire and Senator Okong'o Omogeni.

Speaking on Sunday, September 10, during a church service in Laare, Meru County, Gachagua pointed out the demand by the opposition to have an electoral audit with respect to the last year's presidential vote.

The DP said the matter was conclusively interrogated by the Supreme Court in the petition filed by ODM leader Raila Odinga to challenge President William Ruto's win.

“Your Excellency you know I and many people, your supporters, were against these talks with Azimio people but we agreed because you decided we talk. But we don't agree with the agenda therein. How will they audit the 2022 election? They don't have the capacity and there's no provision for that," said Gachagua.

He also observed that by entertaining the supposed antics from the opposition, the government was abetting bad habits.