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Kanu leaders reject Uhuru’s ‘Yes’ position on draft

By | April 24th 2010 at 00:00:00 GMT +0300

By Karanja Njoroge

Kanu leaders have disowned the party national Chairman Uhuru Kenyatta’s position on the Proposed Constitution.

Kanu Secretary General Nick Salat termed Uhuru’s decision to support the document as personal and not the party stand.

"Constitutional matters are not party matters and people can give their individual positions," he added.

Salat spoke ahead of a rally to be addressed by former President Moi in Nakuru, on Saturday.

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The former Bomet MP said debate on the draft constitution is expected to dominate the rally.

Speaking last weekend the former President said he would state his stand on the Proposed Constitution at the meeting.

Opinion shapers

Salat said they expect MPs, former MPs, Church leaders and opinion shapers at the rally.

He said they expect a huge turn out, as the rally will come up with a stand on the Proposed Constitution.

The Kanu official was, however, quick to add that it would not be a party affair.

"It will be an open meeting where members of all political parties will be welcome to talk about the constitutional review," said Salat who led Kanu leaders in inspecting Kamukunji grounds, the venue of the meeting.

Former Cabinet Minister Paul Sang and Nakuru Kanu Branch Chairman David Manyara accompanied him.

Sang said they expect the former President to offer his guidance on the draft constitution due to his immense experience.

"He was involved in the Lancaster talks and his guidance is vital," he added.

Salat said that though 95 per cent of the draft constitution is good the few contentious issues have diluted the document.

"We should not cast the document in stone. We want a constitution that can guide the country," he added.

Civic leaders from the North and South Rift have said they would attend the rally.


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