December 12th 2017

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KANU in uproar over Nick Salat's role in NASA

"We therefore pose to him the question: who does he represent?” posed Mr Ngunjiri. The branch officials further warned that they shall not be part of whatever decisions Salat takes without first consulting the party other stakeholders.

By Jackson Okataamboleokata@gmail.comThursday, 12 Jan 2017 13:33 EAT

The officials addressing the media today. (Photo: Jackson Okata/Kenya Free Press).

KANU secretary general Nick Salat has found himself on the receiving end for attending yesterday's meeting at the Bomas of Kenya where the opposition was to concretise its plans for the formation of the National Super Alliance (NASA). A day after Kanu chairman Gideon Moi distanced himself from the meeting, the party's officials in Nakuru said Mr Salat's presence at the NASA meeting was personal and he was in no way representing KANU.

Addressing the media in Nakuru Town, branch officials led by Chairman John Ngunjiri said KANU delegates did not attend the NASA meeting neither had the party’s decision-making organs authorized them to do so. "The decision by Mr Salat to join the NASA meeting at Bomas was personal since no KANU delegates were in attendance nor were there any consultations through the National Delegates’ Conference to reach such resolutions,” said Mr Ngunjiri.

The officials now want Mr Salat to come out clear and say who he was representing at the opposition meeting. "We therefore pose to him the question: who does he represent?” posed Mr Ngunjiri. The branch officials further warned that they shall not be part of whatever decisions Salat takes without first consulting the party other stakeholders.

At the same time they demanded a national delegate’s conference to be convened with the aim of ironing out impending pertinent issues within the party. They gave Salat a seven day notice to respond and clear himself about the decision to join NASA and explain whether it was a personal or collective party decision failure to which they have threatened to mobilize other branches to push for his removal from office.

The writer is contributing reporter for the Kenya Free Press based in Nakuru County





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