The government Saturday held talks with CORD leaders at State House, Nairobi
Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) leaders Raila Odinga and
Kalonzo Musyoka met and held talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta and
Deputy President William Ruto.
The Saturday meeting focused on the upcoming State Opening of the 11th Parliament, which the two CORD leaders promised to attend.
The leaders also discussed modalities for a bipartisan approach to
issues in Parliament, the leadership of critical House Committees and
the role of the minority party.
President Kenyatta and Deputy
President Ruto pledged that the Jubilee Coalition, which commands
majority in both houses, is committed to ensuring the existence of a
strong opposition party as a necessary tool for democratization and to
ensure steady check on the government.
The President and his
deputy said they were keen to see the minority party playing a critical
role in key committees like the Accounts Committee.
The leaders agreed to ensure ethical relations between the parties and in general politics.