Kalonzo now wants NASA registered as political party


Kalonzo now wants NASA registered as political party
FILE PHOTO: NASA co principal and Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka speaking during an event in Machakos County on Friday January 5.

In Summary

  • Kalonzo Musyoka, however, insists that this should be done without dissolving the individual parties.
  • The Wiper Party leader dismissed reports that Wetangula’s fate had been sealed.
  • On the issue of dialogue proposed by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga, Musyoka reiterated that the talks should be all-inclusive and structured.

Wiper Democratic Movement leader Kalonzo Musyoka now wants the National Super Alliance registered as a political party.

Mr. Musyoka, however, insists that this should be done without dissolving the individual parties within the NASA coalition like was the case during the formation of the National Rainbow Coalition (Narc) of 2002 that propelled retired President Mwai Kibaki to power.

“NASA is a coalition of four parties and I see it growing as we move forward. The time has now come to register NASA as a political party and this does not mean ODM, Wiper, ANC or FORD-Kenya will die,” said Kalonzo.

Musyoka made the remarks on Saturday during a thanksgiving ceremony for the Machakos County Woman Representative, Joyce Kamene Kasimbi, at Wamunyu ABC Primary School in Machakos.

He recalled how Narc was registered without dissolving the Liberal Democratic Party and the National Alliance of Kenya (NAK).

Concerning the fate of Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula who was recently ousted as Senate Minority Leader, Musyoka said the NASA Summit had settled on Mr. Wetangula as their choice for the post since the position was a product of negotiation talks held prior to the last General Election.

The Summit comprises Kalonzo, ODM Party leader Raila Odinga, Musalia Mudavadi of the Amani National Congress and FORD-Kenya leader Moses Wetangula.

He dismissed reports that Wetangula’s fate had been sealed after ODM senators voted to oust him from his position.

“That is not true. You cannot seal the fate of Wetangula,” said Musyoka.

On the issue of dialogue proposed by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga, Musyoka reiterated that the talks should be all-inclusive and structured.

The Wiper Party leader was accompanied by MPs Chris Wamalwa (Kiminini), Patrick Makau (Mavoko), Daniel Maanzo (Makueni), Irene Kasalu (Kitui County), former Machakos Woman Representative  Susan Musyoka, as well as several MCAs.

Wamalwa endorsed Musyoka for the 2022 presidential race, saying the Wiper leader is the glue that holds NASA together, hence, he should be the flag bearer in the coming election.

Makau said it was wrong for Odinga to enter into dialogue with Kenyatta without involving other NASA leaders, sentiments that were supported by other speakers at the event.

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