“We shall keep them on toes,” Azimio leaders declare their opposition role


Azimio la Umoja One Kenya MP’s are ready and willing to keep president Ruto’s government in check as parliament business officially begun. According to their leaders it will not be business as usual for their Kenya kwanza counterparts at least for the next five years.

After the 9th august election that saw president William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza coalition became the ruling party and Raila Odinga’s Azimio la Umoja coalition forced to take the opposition party has now pledged to diligently play the opposition role to keep president William Ruto’s government on its toes

“So this time we are just setting the ground flying not even running , so we will keep the government of the day in check to ensure that we hold them accountable to the promises they made to Kenyans and to hold them accountable for proper utilization of our tax”

The leaders have further stated that they plan to use every opportunity at their disposal including house committees, bills and debates to take the fight to their Kenya Kwanza counter parts.

“The oversight committee shall perform their roles as prescribed within the standing orders; we shall work within the constitution.”

Some reports of misinformation from some of the Azimio coalitions members over the sharing of committee positions that could cause exits and further leave the opposition party a shell of its former self have been reported by the Azimio members have said there is no cause for alarm, promising to present a united fronting to the ruling government.

They also insisted that their Azimio leader Raila Odinga, was in full control of the coalition and had no plans to hang his political boots.

The MP’s are however set to face a test of their readiness and willingness to serve in the coming days when the parliament will vet and either approves or disapproves the 22 cabinet nominees appointed by the head of state.

The commencement of the business of the 13th parliament give opposition an opportunity to level up to expectations and reignite vibrancy in the opposition after almost 4 years of absence of opposition following the 2018 Uhuru-Raila handshake the caused the government to be a one-party government.

By Marion Wafula


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