Four political parties to officially join NASA
By Rawlings Otieno and Protus Onyango
| March 12th 2017
Four political parties from the larger Ukambani region will sign a pre-election pact with the National Super Alliance (NASA) through Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, The Standard has established.
Leaders of the National Rainbow Coalition (Narc), Chama Cha Uzalendo (CCU), People's Trust Party (PTP) and Muungano Party met and agreed that they would support Kalonzo Musyoka's bid for the presidency in NASA.
Kalonzo is hopeful of clinching the ticket and facing off with Jubilee's President Uhuru Kenyatta among other presidential hopefuls in the August polls.
Among those who attended the meeting were former Lands Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu (Narc), CCU leader Wavinya Ndeti, PTP leader Mutua Katuku and former Muungano Party leader and Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana.
According to Mr Katuku, the meeting of party leaders from Ukambani was meant to solidify Kalonzo's support.
Sources inside Wiper indicated that at some point, the party was unhappy with Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama's loyalty in the National Co-ordinating Committee and was looking for a replacement.
But Mr Muthama reacted angrily to accusations that he was betraying Wiper, insisting that he was still loyal to the party.
He said CORD member parties joined NASA with Amani National Congress as equal partners whose leaders all stood the same chance of being the presidential flag bearer this year.
"Those accusing me don't know how much we have put in as a party and a coalition," he said.
Doctors in Nairobi resume work amidst KMPDU threatsDoctors in Nairobi have heeded President Uhuru's directive to resume duty and are reporting to work.
Restoring Nairobi’s iconic librariesBook Bunk is turning public libraries into what they call ‘Palaces for The People' while introducing technology in every aspect.
Boda boda operator shot dead after refusing to bribe police
- EACC raises alarm over fee hike crisis in schools
- Joho says petition seeking his removal is unconstitutional
- LSK President to challenge roll out of teacher refresher courses by TSC
- KQ admits aircraft’s loss of communication over Germany
- Be cautious while reporting rape cases, DCI