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Raila in his statement described the report as unfinished but a good start.

National Assembly Majority Leader Kimani Ichung'wah has welcomed ODM leader Raila Odinga's comment on the Dialogue Committee report.

Raila who addressed the nation on Wednesday said though they were disappointed with the recommendation on the cost of living, the report was a good start.

Raila said they support the document ensuing from the talks but would treat the hardline on the cost of living as the beginning of another phase of the struggle.

Reacting to the comments by the ODM leader, Ichung'wah noted that his take on the report is a good footing as far as the better future of the country is concerned.

"Baba, Raila Odinga, every good journey has a good start. As we said,”..political contestations should never be a catalyst for animosity or hatred. Instead, they should serve as avenues for constructive dialogue, where differing ideologies converge in pursuit of the greater good”." Ichung'wah noted.

Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka and his Dialogue Committee Co-chair Kimani Ichung'wah receive the Dialogue Committee Report. PHOTO | COURTESY

In his address on Wednesday, Raila said they tried their best to have the matter of the cost of living addressed in the best way possible but the Kenya Kwanza camp maintained their hardline stance.

“Kenyans will recall that at the beginning of the talks, the Kenya Kwanza administration was adamant that the cost of living would never be taken to the discussion table, let alone being discussed,” he said.

“We made what believed were reasonable proposals on how to address the rising cost of living. But the government side flatly refused terming it their exclusive business and further arguing that they got the mandate of Kenyans to execute their Kenya Kwanza economic agenda."