Kanu to challenge Azimio's EALA selection process

The party said ODM disregarded its request to have one slot reserved to it.

In Summary

•Party’s secretary general Nick Salat said it will challenge a decision by the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya alliance to lock the party out of the EALA race.

•Salat further said they will be considering their position in the alliance over alleged "unfair treatment".

Kanu secretary general Nick Salat.
Kanu secretary general Nick Salat.
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Gideon Moi's Kanu party has said it will challenge a decision by the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya alliance to lock it out of the EALA race.

Party’s secretary general Nick Salat further stated they will be reconsidering its position in the alliance citing alleged unfair treatment being accorded to member parties.


Salat pointed out that since Kanu was one of the affiliate parties that formed the alliance, it was entitled to a slot on the regional assembly in the spirit of fairness.

“When there is a prize to be shared among the family members, for goodness’ sake, there ought to be fairness but what we have witnessed here is nothing but greed among some individuals,” he said.

Kanu was hoping to get one slot, out of goodwill, from the four which the Coalition is entitled to.

In the formula, ODM will run with two positions while Jubilee and Wiper each getting a single slot.

Expressing his dissatisfaction, Salat said it is unfortunate that despite writing to the ODM party seeking to have one slot reserved for the party, it went ahead to disregard it.

The letter addressed to ODM secretary general Edwin Sifuna is dated October 28.

“In view of the foregoing, I intend to submit my credentials to the EALA via nomination by a political party. The purpose of this letter is therefore to kindly and most respectfully seek the nomination of the distinguished ODM for the election," reads the letter signed by Salat.

"Allow me to point out that as much as I am the Kanu SG, I seek the nomination of ODM because I find the endorsement by ODM more weighty due to the political and administrative clout it commands in the 13th parliament."

The former legislator said they are weighing available legal options to challenge the process ahead of the voting set for next week.

"If they don't want us anymore in the coalition then they should tell us and we shall look for other options. This is not how to keep members together," he said.

"This is totally unacceptable, how come a few parties were invited to apply for the positions leaving others out." 

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