Kanu snubs Nasa, Jubilee as poll nears

Gideon Moi
KANU leader and Baringo County Senator Gideon Moi. Photo/Profile

Independence party Kanu has announced on Monday that it will field a presidential candidate in August elections several weeks after it’s top decision making organ gave Gideon Moi fourteen days to decide its political destiny.

Through the party’s Election Board Chairman Eddie Kivuvani, Kanu invited announced it will field candidates for all the six elective posts from MCAs, MPs, Women Representatives, Senators, Governors and President.

“We invite eligible Kenyans who subscribe to the ideals,vision,mission and core values of the party to present their expression of interests in confidence to KANU National election board,” said Kivuvani.

The decision comes barely three weeks after the Kanu Secretary General Nick Salat attended Opposition’s unity talks at the Bomas of Kenya where they pledged to forge a united from to oust Jubilee Party from power.

However, Kanu’s stalwarts distanced themselves from Salat’s comments at the Bomas event indicating that Kanu would ditch Jubilee for Nasa alliance.

During a meeting of Kanu’s Executive Council, thereafter, on January 19th, Nick Salat escaped censure but members tasked the party’s chairman, Baringo Senator Gideon Moi, freedom to choose whether the party would head to the next elections in alliance with Jubilee or Cord.

All those interested have until February 21st to submit their applications.

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