•The MP emphasized that President Ruto indicated that the bipartisan process will be based on what is constitutional and legal.
•Regardless of the call by Azimio for demos to return, Ichung'wah said the Kenya Kwanza government will remain committed to the bipartisan process.
National Assembly majority leader Kimani Ichung'wah has now claimed that after Opposition leader Raila Odinga tabled his conditions for negotiations he later changed his tune after allegedly getting fresh orders from his 'sponsor'
On Friday, the UDA MP said that when Raila accepted the calls by President William Ruto to call off the demonstrations and join in the bipartisan engagement in parliament, he had only one condition.
According to him, Raila's condition that Sunday evening was to include experts in the team.
"We are not opposed to the experts in the parliamentary-led process but Raila on the prodding of his sponsor has been shifting goalposts," Ichung'wah said.
Explaining to the Star, the Kikuyu MP said that Raila was never sincere in the talk as he has never been interested in anything peaceful.
This is because, over time, the legislator says that the ODM leader has been rewarded for anarchy with stakes in successive governments.
"Even now he hopes that he can use violence and blackmail the country to reward him and secure impunity for his sponsor," Ichung'wah added.
Standing firm, the Majority leader said that the government will not reward Raila for blackmailing the people of Kenya with violence.
He was reacting to Raila who on Thursday during a public baraza said that Azimio will hold demos as bi-partisan talks continue.
Raila has said they are considering holding demonstrations even as talks continue.
"Mazumgumzo iendelee na maandamano sambamba...dawa ya moto ni moto, kwa hivyo tunaendelea," he said.
Regardless of the call by Azimio for demos to return, Ichung'wah said the Kenya Kwanza government will remain committed to the bipartisan process.
He emphasized that President Ruto indicated that the bipartisan process will be based on what is constitutional and legal.
The UDA MP also asked Raila to stop derailing the talks.
"Raila calling for extra-constitutional and extra-legal demands is just dishonest and meant to derail the process," Ichung'wah added.
He was responding to Azimio leader Martha Karua's statement that bipartisan talks should be held out of parliament and on neutral grounds.
In addition, the majority leader told Raila to free himself from the 'sponsor' who is holding him, hostage, in order to allow talks to proceed.
"We are still committed to the bipartisan process and call on Raila to break free from his sponsor and allow the process to progress. We call on him to exercise sincerity and honesty in dealing with the matter," Ichung'wah.