By VITALIS KIMUTAI
Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta has been asked to surrender Kanuâs registration certificate to enable the party comply with the Political Parties Act 2011.
Kanu Secretary General Nick Salat said he had made written and verbal communication to Uhuru asking for return of the vital document.
"I have personally repeatedly called the former chairman on his mobile phone but he has declined to pick my calls. I have called a number of his aides including his personal assistant requesting that they ask the chairman to surrender the certificate to the party headquarters," said Salat.
Salat told The Standard that should the Gatundu South MP fail to surrender the document by the close of business today, the party will be left with no option but to report to report the matter to the police and obtain an abstract.
"The certificate is the only item which the former chairman is still holding and we expect him to surrender it to us," Salat said.
Naivasha MP John Muthuto has also asked Uhuru to surrender the certificate so that the party can comply with the new rules.
One of the conditions a party should fulfill before being registered under the new laws is to surrender its registration certificate before being issued with a new one. Kanu acting Chairman Gideon Moi (left) with Naivasha MP John Mututho and other delegates at the Kasarani stadium on Saturday during a Special National Delegates conference. [PHOTO: COLLINS KWEYU/STANDARD]
Kanu acting Chairman Gideon Moi (left) with Naivasha MP John Mututho and other delegates at the Kasarani stadium on Saturday during a Special National Delegates conference. [PHOTO: COLLINS KWEYU/STANDARD]
Uhuru at the weekend ceased being the partyâs national chairman after a resolution by a Special National Delegates Conference (NDC) which saw former Baringo Central MP Gideon Moi installed as an interim chairman.
Uhuru did not attend the NDC held at Kasarani stadium after a spat with a section of the leaders following the delay by the independence party to comply with the new laws ahead of the April 30 deadline.
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