• The parliamentary talks between Azimio and Kenya Kwanza are supposed to focus on the new IEBC
• Kenya's strength and stability lies in strong independent institutions
Parliamentary talks are planned between Azimio and Kenya Kwanza to resolve their political deadlock. The talks should go ahead and moderation should prevail.
Raila Odinga and Azimio can hold their barazas in specific locations like Kamukunji but let's not return to mass action that spills onto the street and disturbs wananchi.
The IEBC should be the key issue for the talks. It is vital that the 2027 election be free and fair. If that is the case, then the electorate will be able to decide whether President William Ruto should remain in office or should go. That is why Azimio should participate in the establishment of the new IEBC.
The good thing about Kenya is that it has independent institutions. In 2022, the IEBC and the Supreme Court both accepted that Ruto had won the election, despite considerable pressure from the state which preferred Raila to be President.
As long as the key institutions remain independent in Kenya, then there is nothing to fear. As long as the 2027 election is free, everything will be OK. That's why Azimio must participate in the reconstruction of the IEBC and ensure that it is genuinely independent.
Quote of the day: "I was never the most talented. I was never the biggest. I was never the fastest. I certainly was never the strongest. The only thing I had was my work ethic, and that's been what has gotten me this far."
He became the youngest golfer to win the Masters on April 13, 1998