More than 50 youths drawn from Bomet county today took a swipe at the West Pokot senator John Loyangapuo allegedly of criticizing KANU Secretary general Nick Salat for all manner of ills whenever he talks.
The youths led by Bernard Koros said it was foolhardy for the senator to continue engaging on hate speech while commenting on statements issued by the KANU Secretary forgetting that the latter was the party’s spokesman.
“It is shocking to note that any time the secretary general comments on issues related to politics and the country’s governance, the senator is quick to dismiss Salat’s sentiments as those of his (Salat’s) personal opinion not the party’s stand whereas Salat was the spokesman of the party and the senator was just a mere member like the rest of us,” Mr. Koros said.
The youths stated that they were tired of the senator’s continued insults to the KANU Secretary General and told him to concentrate on his senatorial duties in West Pokot and give Salat ‘a break’.
Speaking to Journalists in Bomet town yesterday, the youths said Salat was the bonafide KANU Secretary General and was elected as so by members and the senator should give him his due respect to handle the party affairs without maligning his reputation in order to gain political mileage.
“And if, you are on the payroll of certain political force, leave Salat alone,” Koros told the senator.
Mr.Loyangapuo was quoted in a section of the local dailies recently as saying that Salat’s support to the NASA coalition was his personal opinion and did not reflect the stand of KANU.
“When the senator is saying all these and dismissing Salat’s sentiments, why should he want Kenyans believe that his opinion was that of KANU,?” Koros stated.
The youths urged KANU’s party chairman Gideon Moi to rein upon the senator so that his move to divide KANU membership along tribal lines was checked.