Kanu Chairman and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi will join ODM in the campaign trail to ensure Imran Okoth wins the November 7th by-elections. The party has vowed to constitute a team to lead the campaigns.The party’s top leadership, led by its National Chairman yesterday made public the decision and pledged to send a high-level campaign team to Kibra to drum up support for the ODM candidate ahead of the mini-poll.
The senator said in the spirit of the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga, it was crucial for Kanu to take a stand on the Kibra by-election.
“It is important to come out strongly and show our support to the ODM candidate in the spirit of the handshake,” he announced during a meeting of Kanu Youth Congress (KYC) at the party headquarters in Nairobi.
Gideon instructed Kanu Secretary General Nick Salat to immediately constitute the team to support Imran. He disclosed that already some Kanu leaders, including nominated Senator Abshiro Halake, were on the campaign trail.
At the same time, Gideon affirmed the party’s resolve to embrace youth leadership and participation in politics.
“The party’s constitution provides for the formation of a strong youth structure that begins at the grassroots,” he said.He took issue with those who had branded Kanu as the party of the old, arguing that such individuals were living in denial.
“I know we have been incessantly accused of numerous things, one of them being that we are the party of the old people. But today we are sending yet another very clear and solid signal that those of that school of thought are certainly living in the past,” he said at yesterday’s meeting.