Former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has clarified that he has no interest in shaking hands with deputy president Rigathi Gachagua.
According to Odinga the government called for a feeling of peace and sent representatives to meet Azimio leaders.
He denounced the address given by President Ruto on Sunday saying it fell short of what had been looked upon at the meeting. He also dismissed reports that he had met President Ruto in Masai Mara.
“We have never talked about a handshake, that is a language coming from the other side of the Kenya Kwanza,” Raila Odinga said.
During the press address after the meeting with a section of Azimio leaders, Odinga said that they will not give way on issues they want to be addressed by the ruling regime and will not waste time going back to the streets if they are not.
In a statement, the Azimio kingpin said that the Kenya Kwanza administration must address the cost of living adding that the matter was affecting all Kenyan citizens at large.
“We further resolved that the government must take immediate procedures to lower the cost of fuel and to freeze on the recent increase in the cost of electricity,” Odinga said.
Also, the Azimio leaders issue the constitution of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) selection panel for the reforms that are urgent and necessary for future elections in the country.
The coalition also wants the government to pay or waive the Medical bills of people including journalists who were injured by police officers during the protests and to foot the burial bills of those who lost lives during the protests.
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According to Odinga the committee set to deliberate on the issues raised will have 14 Members of Parliament, 7 drawn from either side.
He added that Azimio will have a team sitting outside Parliament that will receive a report from the Azimio Members of Parliament on the progress and decisions made by the MPs in the committee.