Storm hits NASA over bungled Odinga-Kalonzo deal

Storm hits NASA over bungled Odinga-Kalonzo deal

A fresh storm has  hit the National Super Alliance after one of its coalition partner, Wiper Democratic Movement Party demanded that its party leader Kalonzo Musyoka is announced within seven days has its flagbearer or it bolts out.

National Assembly Minority Leader Francis Nyenze, a close ally of Kalonzo Musyoka yesterday sent on the strongest indication that the one month coalition was headed to possible split.

READ MORE: Wiper gives Nasa ultimatum to name Kalonzo flagbearer or it bolts out

“The Kamba nation have reached an edge and if it is not Kalonzo, Wiper will go it alone and that will be the end of NASA.  We’ll not play second fiddle to anybody,” Nyenze told journalists at parliament buildings yesterday.

Nyenze, who is Kitui West MP said if the coalition is to save the prospects of toppling Jubilee administration from power, then Raila Odinga and his Orange party must first honour the 2013 Memorandum of Understanding-MOU between him and Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka.

According to the 2013 MOU agreed between Kalonzo and Raila, Kalonzo was to support Raila’s bid for the presidency in the 2013 polls, while Raila would in turn support Kalonzo in the 2017 polls

“If not honoured, it will be the end of NASA and might change to something like Nyanza Super alliance because we will pull out.” he stated.

Nyenze’ reference to the remaining Nyanza Super Alliance appeared to be a snide remark directed at ODM leader Raila Odinga.

“We don’t have to keep meeting and even if we meet a hundred times, we will not agree until the MOU is honoured. If they say it is dead, then we also suspect the change of name from CORD which we all loved was to stop the Kamba clamour and asking for flag bearer position. Because of that demand, whenever we set to meet, the meeting is postponed,” he revealed.

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He continued, “We are saying we are getting tired since time is running out and it looks like it is a scheme to wait until the last minute to lock out any other presidential candidate. We want the matter sorted out in seven days,”

Nyenze, who seats at NASA coordinating committee Francis said that Musyoka has suffered a lot of humiliation under some party in the opposition and would longer wait to suffer more ‘humiliation’

“He has been called watermelon, but like Jesus before Pontius Pilate he has kept quiet, he has taken the trash but now he cannot take it any longer. The Kamba’s have reached an edge whereby if it is not Kalonzo we will go it alone.” The MP disclosed.

The MP who was speaking with the blessings of his party leader Kalonzo who has been insisting that Wiper is in NASA to stay.

“I am not speaking as Nyenze, I am speaking for his Excellency Kalonzo Musyoka, the Wiper party and the Kamba people. This is the last chance. We cannot go round in circles trying to waste time,” he said.

However, Wiper Secretary General Hassan Omar who addressed a press conference at the party headquarters insisted that the party was  in NASA to stay regardless of the outcome of the deliberations on the NASA flagbearer by the coalition co-ordinating committee.

Omar dismissed rumours that the party could get out of NASA, accusing a section of bloggers of spreading malice.

He, however, defended Nyenze’s remarks that the party will settle for nothing less than having Kalonzo named the NASA flagbearer.

He urged the four NASA co-principals to engage each other in person and announce the flag bearer immediately to ease tension among the coalition supporters.

READ MORE: ‘We are in NASA to stay’ says Wiper Secretary General

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