KANU says opposition will not go to the streets over electoral law

KANU secretary General Nick Salat

Independent party, Kenya African National Union (KANU) Secretary General, Nick Salat, says the vote-rich Rift Valley region will no longer be held captive by Deputy President, William Ruto.

Salat said that the country has suffered enough under the Jubilee administration and there is a need to change the leadership.

Speaking at the Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi during the meeting convened under the new National Super Alliance (NASA), Salat said that Kenya does not belong to a select few terming the notion of Jubilee ruling up to 2022 as nonsense.

While calling for Kenyans to come out in masses and register as voters to enable them make this change of power, Salat called for an end to politics of selfishness.

“We will not go back to the streets. They want us to go there and waste time so that we do not mobilize our people to register as voters,” posed Salat.

Salat further warned Kenyans against self-seeking leaders saying that they only serve to divide Kenyans.

“This is not a joke. If you love Kenya more than you love yourself, it is the hour you respond to call of sufferers,” said Salat.

He was echoing Mombasa Governor, Ali Hassan Joho’s sentiments who urged all leaders to mobilize their people to register as voters across the country.

While citing the plight of farmers in the Rift Valley region during the Jubilee administration, Joho challenged the people to analyze critically whether their vote in 2013 has delivered the promises to them.

Joho was keen to call on the KANU leadership under Baringo Senator, Gidion Moi, to join the National Super Alliance in a bid to remove Jubilee from power.

“Gideon belongs here,” said Joho.

In December last year, Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya extended an invite to Kenya African National Union (KANU) leader and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi to the proposed National Super Alliance (NASA) Coalition.

With KANU being a crucial addition to the NASA Coalition because of its followership in the vote-rich Rift Valley, which is viewed as a Jubilee Party stronghold, Oparanya urged Moi terming NASA as the only vessel capable of dislodging Jubilee from power.

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