- It said the bi-partisan talks proposed by Ruto being purely parliamentary may not serve the intended purposes.
- The coalition said this in a press statement released on Tuesday, after holding deliberations following Sunday's truce.
Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition has now indicated that the bipartisan talks should be similar to those held by UN Secretary-General Koffi Anan in 2008.
The coalition on Tuesday said the bipartisan talks proposed by President William Ruto being purely Parliamentary may not fully achieve the intended objectives.
"It is the resolution of this meeting that a purely Parliamentary process will not serve the intended end, our suggestion is to have a conversation at the national level through a process akin to the 2008 National Accord," the statement reads in part.
Azimio said the resolve came after holding deliberations following Sunday's truce between Raila Odinga and President Ruto.
"We are going to have Members of Parliament in it but they are going to sit outside Parliament, they will negotiate and only take the final product to Parliament as an accord which will then be passed by Parliament. We don't want it to be taken then be encumbered with the rules of Parliament," Raila said on Tuesday.
Azimio has also proposed that a team be drawn from its ranks both in Parliament and outside Bunge and that the cost of living issues should be a top priority.
"To this end, the coalition proposes a team drawn from its rank both in Parliament and outside Bunge, we want it to be a process that is people driven."
"We emphasise that all the issues we have laid out in public carry equal weight to us though the high cost of living must be resolved urgently."
Back then, the opposition was led by Raila. The talks culminated in the National Accord that saw the creation of the Prime Minister's position that was handed to Raila.
The 2008 talks were overseen by foreign mediators including the late Kofi Annan and a panel of other personalities under the patronage of the African Union.