- Ichung’wah accused Wamalwa of initially supporting the report but later reneging on his commitment, raising questions about his motives.
The National Dialogue Committee's final report has sparked controversy in Kenya, with National Assembly Majority Leader Kimani Ichung’wah expressing his disappointment with former Defence CS Eugene Wamalwa's recent remarks.
Ichung’wah accused Wamalwa of initially supporting the report but later reneging on his commitment, raising questions about his motives.
Eugene Wamalwa, who had been actively involved in the National Dialogue Committee (NADCO) process, unexpectedly excused himself, citing an upcoming trip abroad.
According to Ichung’wah, Wamalwa had previously expressed his satisfaction with the report and had even given his blessings to the other members of the Azimio team to proceed with its release.
Ichung’wah claimed that Wamalwa assured them he would sign the report upon his return. However, Wamalwa's recent statement contradicts this, as he declared his refusal to endorse the report and rejected any allowances associated with his participation in the talks.
“This one left on Friday ahead of the conclusion of the talks, claiming he was travelling to Kinshasa and left his blessings to the rest of their team saying he would sign when back,” Ichung’wah claimed.
Ichung’wah accused specific individuals of deliberately attempting to undermine the entire process. He suggested that these forces, allegedly linked to past state capture, were determined to derail the talks. He emphasized their disappointment at the successful continuation of the process, which they had reportedly hoped would collapse.
Ichung’wah's statement implies that there may be ulterior motives behind Wamalwa's sudden change of heart, raising questions about his alignment with the opposing faction.
Wamalwa expressed his refusal to endorse the NADCO report in his own statement. He cited his dissatisfaction with the committee's handling of the most pressing issue for Kenyans — the high cost of living.
Wamalwa asserted that the report failed to adequately address this concern, leading to his decision not to append his signature.
Furthermore, he openly rejected any financial benefits associated with his involvement in the talks, reflecting his disapproval of the committee's outcomes.