Bipartisan talks were to keep Raila silent, Jeremiah Kioni reveals

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Bipartisan talks were to keep Raila silent, Kioni reveals

Jeremiah Kioni, the secretary general of Jubilee, asserted that following the conclusion of King Charles III’s visit to Kenya, tensions between President William Ruto and opposition leader Raila Odinga deepened.

Kioni claims that the opposition discovered that the government had prepared a well-thought-out strategy to subdue the opposition in an attempt to demonstrate national unity.

Still, Jeremiah Kioni claimed the government profited from this PR stunt because the opposition’s demands—which included a reduction in the cost of living were not fulfilled.

This explains the friendship that was evident between Raila and Ruto at the State Dinner held on Tuesday, October 31, at the State House in honor of King Charles.

The same thing happened at the Africa Climate Summit at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC), where Raila was welcomed as one of the main guests by Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua.

The first African summit, which was attended by more than 17 heads of state, produced plans to lessen the effects of climate change before the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Expo City Dubai.

He also claimed that in order to control the opposition before the visits by important international leaders, President Ruto consented to the bipartisan negotiations led by the National Dialogue Committee.

“They (the government) knew exactly what they wanted. A group of fifteen African leaders had visited the nation earlier, and they required a peaceful Kenya to create the impression that everything was well there.

“We had the African Climate Change Summit, followed by the King. In order to convey the idea that everything is OK and that we were duly elected to our positions as the nation’s leaders, they had to appear positive on these issues, Kioni told NTV on Friday.

Kioni maintained that the negotiations between Kenya Kwanza’s Kimani Ichung’wah (Kikuyu MP and majority leader of the National Assembly) and Kalonzo Musyoka, the former vice president and leader of the Wiper Party, were a waste of time.

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