#MaandamanoMondays may soon come to an end if the recently incorporated 14-member Raila-Ruto bipartisan team ends in handshakes. Expectations are running high even as the Kenya Kwanza government battles tough economic times.
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Both the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Coalition and the ruling Kenya Kwanza factions submitted 7 representatives each to the committee.
14 Members in Raila-Ruto bipartisan team
The political standoff between Azimio leader Raila Odinga and the Ruto-Gachagua-led government has been intensifying in the recent past.
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The situation remains the balance awaiting agreements in the committee.
7 Kenya Kwanza bipartisan team members
President Ruto’s team is expected to find a middle ground around issues that Azimio la Umoja is pushing.
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7 lawmakers who will defend the interest of the government include;
|Adan Keynan||Eldas MP|
|Hillary Sigei||Bomet Senator|
|George Murugara||Tharaka MP|
|Boni Khalwale||Kakamega Senator|
|Mwengi Mutuse||Kibwezi West MP|
|Esther Okenyuri||Nominated Senator|
|Lydia Haika||Taita Taveta Women Rep|
7 Azimio la Umoja bipartisan team members
Members appointed to represent Azimio La Umoja are expected to reiterate 15 issues released by Raila Odinga against the Kenya Kwanza regime.
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The 7 members fronted by the Azimio team on Thursday, April 6, 2023, include;
|Ledama Olekina||Narok Senator|
|Edwin Sifuna||Nairobi Senator|
|Kitui Senator||Enoch Wambua|
|Millie Odhiambo||MP Suba North|
|David Pkosing||MP Pokot South|
|Otiende Amollo||Rarieda MP|
|Amina Mnyazi||Malindi MP|
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Names of these 14 legislators are expected to undergo mandatory scrutiny in parliament before consolidating an ad hoc committee.
Likely to be discussed are key issues around the reconstitution of IEBC, inclusion in government decisions, and measures to mitigate the cost of living.
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All eyes are set on the 14 members selected for the Raila-Ruto bipartisan team ahead of tough engagements.