KANU has not joined CORD- Gideon Moi

KANU has not joined CORD- Gideon Moi

Baringo County Senator Gideon Moi has dismissed claims that the Kenya African National Union (KANU) party has joined the Coalition of Reforms and Democracy (CORD).

Moi says they only worked with CORD because they supported the removal of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioners from office over credibility concerns. Moi explained that the party was angered by the alleged rigging of the Kericho Senatorial by-election, forcing them to lose trust in the electoral body.

“We do not want a repeat of the 2007-2008 post-election violence. That is why we said we did not want thieves to referee the 2017 elections. We are happy that dialogue is here,” said Moi.

Speaking in Marigat, the Senator confirmed that KANU still honours the pre-election pact it signed with Jubilee in 2013.

Moi stated that the Government should bring development to people now and not 2022, as promised.

“We want our development now, today. Things of 2022 are [only going to happen by]God’s grace. We need to start with the roads; those roads should be built now. The needs of the people are right now,” said the Baringo County Senator.

In the recent past, KANU has been at loggerheads with Jubilee – differences that have been brought about by the ruling alliance’s plan to consolidate all coalition members into one party.

Speaking late last year, Senator Moi said that the dissolution of individual parties to form Jubilee Alliance Party (JAP) is undemocratic as coalition partners would lose their bargaining power. This stand led some political pundits to suspect that KANU may opt to jump ship ahead of the 2017 General Elections – claims that the party has now denied.

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Story By Evans Chuma
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