Focus on the interests of Kenyans during the bipartisan talks instead of your personal benefits,leaders allied to Kenya Kwanza government have asked MPs in the initiative
The leaders said the talks should help to address issues bedeviling Kenyans as it is expected to kick off this Tuesday.
The Interior PS Raymond Omollo, Senate Majority Leader Aron Cheruiyot, Kisumu Senator Tom Ojienda, MPs Mark Nyamita (Uriri), Paul Abuor (Rongo), Elisha Odhiambo (Gem), Nelson Koech (Belgut) Japhet Nyakundi (Kitutu Chache North), Felix Odiwuor (Lang’ata) and Mukunji Gitonga (Manyatta) said the talks should focus on yielding piece that is conducive for development.
Cheruiyot argued that MPs engaged in the bipartisan talks should cede their hard grounds and ensure they solution to end conflict in the country.
“Kenyans want to have a solution in the bipartisan talks which we hope to start on Tuesday. The talks should yield fruits so that Kenyans can remain peaceful and united,” Cheruiyot said.
Speaking at Homa Bay Central SDA church during a funds drive on Saturday,the Kericho Senator urged the political leaders to come up with appropriate methodologies that will help the country address partinent problems.
Azimio leadership through Raila Odinga wants issues such as the high cost of living, reforms in the electoral body (IEBC), inclusivity in government appointments among others.
Raila also demands the opening of the servers for the 2022 presidential election.
But on Saturday,Cheruiyot asked the team from both Azimio and Kenya Kwanza to discuss issues with sobriety and ensure the country does not tear apart.
“Differences in the opinion should not make the country not progress. The high cost of living is getting addressed through giving subsidised fertilizers even though the opposition wants a subsidy as a solution,” he added.
He said such differences should not divide Kenyans.
Nyamita challenged MPs leading the talks from both Azimio and Kenya Kwanza sides to stop chest thumping in the matter.
Azimio bipartisan team is headed by Otiende Amolo while Kenya Kwanza is led by Senator Bonny Khalwale
Nyamita asked the teams to avoid what are anti-development and instead discuss solution based issues.
Nyamita wants the MPs to peg their talks on the interest of Kenyans rather than interest of individual leaders.
“It’s high time leaders stopped chest thumping in this matter. Let’s be driven by the interests of the common man who is suffering in Kenya,” Nyamita said.
Ojienda challenged the Kenyan leaders to shelve their personal interests to create a conducive environment for economic growth.
He argued that this will ensure there is peace that can enable Kenyans undertake business activities to enhance economic growth.
“Let’s avoid violence and focus on business and other economic activities to develop Kenya. Economic activities require an environment where people are peaceful,” Ojienda said.
He told Nyanza residents to support President William Ruto’s government to enable them acquire development projects.
“It’s important to support the government as the people of Nyanza to enable us to get development projects,” Ojienda added.
PS Omollo urged Nyanza residents to respect all elected leaders to enhance harmony and peaceful co-existence.
“Any leader who was elected and sworn into an office was voted by Kenyans. Let us respect them as required by the Bible,” Omollo said.
Abuor also urged political leaders in the opposition to respect President Ruto’s government.
“We should work with the government and President Ruto,” Abuor said.