Jubilee issues fresh demands as bipartisan committee meets at Bomas

Acting Jubilee Secretary General Kanini Kega addressing the media in Nairobi. [Denis Kibuchi, Standard]

The Jubilee Party is now demanding that they be included in the ongoing bipartisan talks, failure to which they will move to court.

In a letter to House Speakers on Wednesday, May 10, the party’s Acting Secretary General Kanini Kega said that they want the talks stopped, on account that Jubilee is not involved in the deliberations.

“As the third largest political party in Parliament, we strongly protest the exclusion of Jubilee in the committee.”

“We accordingly demand that no further deliberations on the proposed bipartisan process should proceed before our party representation in the process is factored in,” said Kega.

The Uhuru Kenyatta-led party complains that one of the members, Eldas MP Adan Keynan has since withdrawn from the Kenya Kwanza Committee following demands by the Azimio la Umoja Coalition, leaving them unrepresented.

Jubilee has now threatened to move to court within two weeks if the talks continue.

“Jubilee Party wit seek legal redress within fourteen days from the date hereof in the event that the proposed bipartisan process proceeds without representation of our party,” Kega noted.

This comes as the anticipated talks between the Government and the Opposition continue at the Bomas of Kenya today.

The talks have been marred by uncertainty as both political factions circle around, each with their own set of demands.

On Monday this week, Azimio leader Raila Odinga gave Kenya Kwanza 48 hours to commence the talks or the opposition explores other options.