Written by Shillah Mwadosho
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PNU Alliance party co-founder Kiraitu Murungi has gained significant political advantage in Nandi County after delegates who defected from Saitoti’s PNU party joined him.
It was all joy as the delegates from the four constituencies in Nandi County marched along the streets of Kapsabet shouting slogans supporting Kiraitu while criticizing PNU chairman Professor George Saitoti.
The group led by their chairman Simion Ngeny on Saturday said that they had finally agreed to follow the path of Kiraitu who also defected from the party and co-founded PNU Alliance. (Read: Discontent Nandi County PNU delegates hint at joining PNU Alliance party
They said that they would invite Kiraitu to the county to open an office to pave way for commencement of registration of interested members.
Ngeny said that their decision was “final and informed” saying that the delegates will never regret their decision especially after members of the former party supported their move by declaring interest to join the new party.
“The once PNU members have promised to follow our path and we are sure that the party will achieve adequate support in the county,” he said.
He said, “We defected five weeks ago and since then we have been searching for a party that conforms to our policies and now we are decided.”
The chairpersons: Paul Kipsang, Thomas Lel, Mary Samoei and Sostine Boit of Aldai, Mosop, Tindiret and Emgwen constituencies respectively echoed the same and said that they would work closely with Kiraitu.
“Kiraitu is a competent leader that we are proud to be associated with,” Kipsang said.
The delegates had defected from PNU party five weeks ago on allegations that the national secretariat had sidelined them.
They claimed that Saitoti had failed to listen to their pleas and advices concerning the operation of the party and had seen it necessary to “give him a blackout.”
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