Connect with us

POLITICS

RESIDENTS FROM WEST POKOT DEMONSTRATE OVER SACKING OF FOUR NOMINATED MCAs CITING EXTERNAL HAND TO DESTABILIZE

Published

on

NAKURU LEADERS WANT SUDI AND NG’ENO EXPELLED FROM THEIR PARTIES

A section of west pokot residents have demonstrated over the recent sacking of four KANU nominated female MCAs by the party over what they termed discipline for failing to adhere to tore party lines and failing to make five thousand shillings monthly  remittance to the party.

The expulsion of the MCAs has been seen by the residents as sabotage by the KANU party to the West pokot governor Prof John Lonyangapuo who has in recent times been falling out with Baringo senator Gideon Moi and KANU chairman.

The residents who took on a peaceful demonstration carrying twigs and placards called for the immediate reinstating of the MCAs saying they have supported KANU party in the county for close to fifteen years in the county and it was unfortunate for the secretary general Nick Salat to expel the nominees without visiting the ground.

The demonstrators accused a section of west pokot leaders who are opposed to the area governor for planning the sackings to intimidate his leadership. Area senator who is senatemajority leader Samuel Poghisio, Deputy governor Dr Nicholas Atudonyang and West pokot county assembly speaker Catherine Mukenyang.

Longeiyo Philip resident from Lelan said that they will continue supporting the area governor and challenged KANU leadership to steer rightful leadership not what they are witnessing as witch hunt vowing to continue holding demonstrations until their nominated MCAs are reinstated to their positions.

Daniel Atome a resident from Lelan who spoke at Kabichbich said that they are condemning the sackings and they should reverse it immediately.

Jane Rose added that as women from West pokot, they feel that their rights have been abused and harassed at the same time since their accusations are minor to warrant expulsion. She added as women from a pastoralist community still face huge challenges in competing with male counterparts in elective seats hence the female nominees was a milestone to achieving representation of gender at the county assembly of west pokot.

Pius Rotino a youth leader called for respect to the region due to its contribution to KANU elective seats saying it was one of the counties that have kept the party alive vowing to stay put with their governor as the intention from external forces are ill bent to something malicious forthcoming.

Some protestors at Makutano engaged police in running battles as they were being dispersed in staging demonstrations.

The four MCA s  Grace Rengei, Jackline Ripoo, Nancy Chombir and Josephine Cheprum  received their expulsion letters last week  from KANU  secretary general Nick Salat who cited  refusal to remit monthly subscription membership fee, failure to adhere to the party loyalty and failure to defend and promote the party position while serving at the West Pokot county assembly as some of the reasons that led to their ejection.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

DON’T MISS UPDATES

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST POSTS

POLITICS

HEALTH

ENTERTAINMENT

Trending

%d bloggers like this: