Luke Awich and Irene Githinji @PeopleDailyKe
Cracks have emerged in the independence party Kanu after its secretary general Nick Salat joined Opposition chiefs in the launch of the National Super Alliance (Nasa) that is expected to challenge President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party in the August 8, General Election.
Immediately after the meeting, Kanu top brass led by its chairman and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi, disassociated themselves from the new outfit and said Salat’s move was “a personal affair.”
Yesterday, at an Opposition meeting at Bomas of Kenya, Salat, who was physically present, declared that the independent party is firmly in the Opposition, an announcement that immediately elicited different reactions from other party’s top officials.
“As Kanu and being the secretary general I want to confirm that we are very deep inside the Opposition ship,” declared Salat amid applause from a crowd of leaders and supporters.