Thursday, July 25, 2024

National dialogue committee agrees to audit of 2022 presidential elections

The National dialogue committee spearheaded by Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka and Majority Party leader Kimani Ichung’wah have agreed on a path to follow in the talks.

Through a statement, the committee has categorized the items for discussion into five parts namely outstanding constitutional matters, electoral justice and related matters, entrenching funds into constitution, establishment and entrenchment of state officers and fidelity to political parties/coalitions and the law on multiparty democracy.

Among the matters on the table and agreed up for discussion include the cost of living, checks and balances, audit of the 2022 presidential election, Senate oversight fund, establishment of office of the official opposition and Prime Cabinet Secretary.

Also agreed was non interference with political parties and coalition, a matter that has been condemned by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga following the swearing in of President William Ruto.

Ruto has been accused of buying opposition leaders all in the name of development as those who have crossed to Kenya Kwanza called upon to resign and seek re-election under their new party.

Even though the issue of the 2022 presidential election was played down by the government, the discussion around has been agreed to rub off any doubts in regards to its validity.

President Ruto has been vocal that there will be no handshake but rather approved the establishment of the office of opposition.

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