- Raila had warned on Monday that the opposition would call for mass action if the talks would not have begun by Wednesday.
- Last week, the Azimio leadership met with their seven-member team ahead of the meetings.
The bipartisan dialogue committee that is steering talks between the government and the opposition will begin its work on Wednesday.
The co-chairperson of the Bipartisan Dialogue Committee, Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo, has invited members for a meeting at the Bomas of Kenya from 10 am.
This comes a day after Azimio leader Raila Odinga gave Kenya Kwanza a 48-hour ultimatum to commence the talks.
Raila had warned on Monday that the opposition would call for mass action if the talks would not have begun by Wednesday.
“The talks must start earnest on Wednesday. If their delegation is not ready by Wednesday, we will treat that gentleman’s agreement as cancelled,” said Raila on Monday.
The team co-chairperson George Muragara said the Kenya Kwanza team was ready for the talks.
Last week, the Azimio leadership met with their seven-member team ahead of the meetings.
The first round of the talks failed after Azimio accused Kenya Kwanza of acting in bad faith by nominating Eldas MP Adan Keynan to be part of the team.
Keynan is a member of the Jubilee Party, an affiliate of Azimio.
The MP has been replaced by Saku MP Dido Raso.
National Assembly Majority Leader Kimani Ichungwa said last week during the withdrawal of Keynan that they had expressed leadership.
“We have consulted with Keynan and the coalition’s top leadership and he (Keynan) has gracefully agreed in the greater interest of the country to recuse himself from the committee.”
Other Kenya Kwanza team members include Senators Boni Khalwale (Kakamega), Hillary Sigei (Bomet) and Essy Okenyuri (Nominated).
Others are MPs Murugara (Tharaka), Mwengi Mutuse (Kibwezi West), Raso and Taita Taveta Woman Rep Lydia Haika.
Azimio representatives are senators Ledama Kina (Narok), Edwin Sifuna (Nairobi) and Enock Wambua (Kitui), and MPs Amollo, Millie Odhiambo (Suba North), Amina Mnyazi (Malindi) and David Pkosing (Pokot South).
Kenya Kwanza picked lawyer Muthomi Thiankolu to join lawyer Paul Mwangi of Azimio as joint secretaries.