National Super Alliance (Nasa) principals were today warned to split at their own peril. The warning was sparked by two Kanu leaders; Ms Zipporah Kitonyi (nominated senator) and Mr Nick Salat (Secretary General) during the funeral of Ms Josephine Kageha, the mother of Vihiga Senator George Khaniri.
In what appeared to suggest that the independence party could support the new opposition alliance, senator Kittonyi and Mr Salat said the alliance had good will to redeem the country. Three of the four leaders: Mr Raila Odinga (ODM), Mr Musalia Mudavadi (ANC) and Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetang’ula were present at the well attended burial held at Kapsotik Primary School in Hamisi Sub County.
Ms Kitonyi, who was appearing for the first time in an event attended by the Nasa leaders, expressed hope that the opposition could get victory at the ballot only if it remained hold together. Said Ms Kitonyi: “Nasa leaders should dialogue and give us only one person. The presidential seat is only one and can be held by one person at a time.
“If you dialogue and agree, you will win. If you don’t agree, you will have yourself to blame.” The nominated senator who has indicated her retirement from politics said she was also at the burial to extended condolences from retired President Daniel Moi. His colleague in Kanu, Mr Salat, insisted that Nasa leaders should stay united to redeem the country. Said Mr Salat: “Before I came hear, I talked to my chairman (Gideon Moi) and asked what I would say.
I have always said Kanu is in NASA.” He then asked the mourners on the message to deliver to the Kanu chairman. “The mourners have said our chairman should join Nasa. Not me,” said Mr Salat. Mr Salat reiterated his call for Nasa unity, the same message he gave the alliance during its past meeting held at the Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi.
The Kanu leader challenged the Luhya community to vote in unity during this election. “I want to tell the Luhya community that it has everything to enable it change the leadership of this country. I don’t know which devil divided you during elections. You must rebuke that devil,” he said. Kanu has been at crossroads over the alliance to side with as the General Election dress near. Mr Salat first attended the Nasa meeting at the Bomas of Kenya, a move that almost sent him into trouble with his party.