Senator Olekina hints at return of Azimio protests
By Joshua Cheloti
The Azimio One Kenya Coalition might soon be back on the streets, demonstrating against the government.
A hint of the imminent return of the demos was dropped by the Senate minority whip Ledama Olekina.
Olekina who doubles up as the Narok Senator says the lack of seriousness from the Kenya Kwanza team is the reason behind their return to demonstrations.
The Senate dropped the hint in a tweet hours after a Kenya Kwanza Parliamentary Group agreed on a team of 7 legislators to represent them in the talks.
“The lack of seriousness of the by-partisan deliberation on the KK part is the straw that broke the camel’s back! We are back to the people,” said the vocal Senator.
Almost similar sentiments were shared by the National Assembly leader of minority Opiyo Wandayi.
Wandayi expressed concerns over the inclusion of Eldas Member of Parliament Adan Keynan among members of the Kenya Kwanza team.
Keynan was elected on a Jubilee party ticket but was among those that crossed over to the Kenya Kwanza side after the general election.
“We are totally surprised and stunned by the fact that they have appointed Hon Adan Keynan who is a member of the Azimio la Umoja Coalition,” the Ugunja MP said.
President William Ruto on Tuesday chaired a Kenya Kwanza PG that agreed on a 7-member team that will be led by Kakamega Senator Dr Bonnie Khalwale.
Other notable members include Tharaka MP George Murugara, nominated Senator Esther Okenyuri and Bomet Senator Hillary Sigei.
But addressing a media briefing at State House Nairobi, Senate leader of majority Aaron Cheruiyot insisted they will only engage on matters IEBC selection panel as directed by the Head of State.
“We have directed our nominated team to adhere strictly to the Constitution,” the Kericho Senator said.