The National Assembly has formally approved a motion to provide for the legal recognition of the National Dialogue Committee that will spearhead talks between the Kenya Kwanza Alliance and the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition.
The motion was moved by the Leader of the Majority Party in the National Assembly Kimani Ichung’wah.
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The purpose of the committee is to foster productive dialogues and consensus-building, and also recommend suitable constitutional, legal, and policy reforms concerning matters of significance to the people of Kenya.
Ichung’wah while presenting the motion on the floor of the House, said that the structure of the National Dialogue Committee will be in adherence to the Constitution and laws of the Republic of Kenya.
He added that the committee will also seek to uphold the functional and institutional integrity of state organs.
“The proposal is for Parliament to establish a National Dialogue Committee, composed of ten members, five representing the Kenya Kwanza Alliance, the Majority Party, and five representing the Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya Coalition, the Minority Party,” said Ichung’wah.
According to the motion approved by MPs, the majority party will be represented by the Ichungw’ah, who is also the Kikuyu MP as the leader of delegation and Embu governor Cecily Mbarire as the deputy leader.
The other members will be the Senate leader of majority and Kericho senator Aaron Cheruiyot, EALA MP Omar Hassan Omar and Catherine Wambilianga (Bungoma).
On the Azimio side will be the minority party which has appointed Wiper Party leader Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka as the leader of the delegation. He will be deputized by the Leader of Minority Party in the National Assembly Opiyo Wandayi who is also the Ugunja MP.
The other members on the minority side are DAP-K Party Leader Eugene Wamalwa, Malindi MP Amina Mnyazi and Nyamira senator Okong’o Omogeni.