Following the meeting between Kenya Kwanza and Azimio bipartisan committee, there has been a new dawn for the peace talks, with both sides agreeing to a few demands by the former Prime Minister and his Orange Democratic Movement (ODM).
The two sides agreed on the nomination of two joint secretaries outside parliament, a factor that was necessitated by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
Lawyer Muthomi Thiankolu was nominated by the Kenya Kwanza side while lawyer Paul Mwangi was nominated by the Azimio la Umoja side.
The joint secretaries are expected to help guide the committee in its mandate and to decide on the model of engagements that the committee will use.
The committee moved a step further by considering expanding the talks outside of parliament, a demand that Raila made as an irreducible minimum. The move came a day after Azimio la Umoja called off its planned countrywide demonstrations.
The talks resumed after the Kenya Kwanza team had ceded to some of Raila’s demands, including replacing Eldas MP Adan Keynan with Saku MP Ali Rasso Dido.