By Leonard Korir
Party of National Unity ( PNU) chairman Gideon Konchellah has declared he will support Restore and Build Kenya (RBK) party presidential aspirant James ole Kiyiapi.
He made the announcement on Wednesday at his Kilgoris constituency during the burial of former Uasin Gishu ward councillor, Mzee Tampushi Noonkerieti.
Konchellah said PNU was in the process of forging an alliance with like-minded political parties and he has no objection offering his support to Kiyiapi whom he described as a diligent servant.
The Kilgoris MP’s move appears to severe PNU links with Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta’s The National Alliance Party (TNA).
Speaking at the same function, Kiyiapi appealed to Narok County residents to give him 100 per cent support in the March 4 General Election.
“This being my home county, I am kindly seeking for your full support because I strongly believe that my victory in this battle will be a victory to us all,” he said.
The RBK flag bearer said Kenya should be ready for a president from one of the minority and marginalised communities as such a leader has wide experience on the challenges of mwananchi.
“Kenyans should break away from the culture and tradition of electing presidents from the ‘big tribes’ and embrace those from small communities,” said Kiyiapi.
Meanwhile, Grand National Union (GNU) Party Leader Mwangi Kiunjuri has dismissed claims he has fallen out with Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta.