Kenya’s oldest party KANU has accused former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s ODM party over what it termed as “unfair treatment”.
This was after the party was locked out of the East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA).
The Azimio la Umoja had been given four out of the nine slots and Kanu was hoping to get a single slot. The coalition however set aside two slots for ODM while Jubilee and Wiper parted away with one slot each.
As such, the KANU party through its Secretary General Nick Salat accused Raila’s party of greed in the sharing of positions among other Azimo la Umoja One Kenya Coalition party partners.
“When there is a prize to be shared among the family members, for goodness’ sake, there ought to be fair but what we have witnessed here is nothing but greed among some individuals,” he said.
Party’s secretary general Nick Salat further stated they will be reconsidering its position in the alliance.
This comes just a day after Rtd. President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee party threatened to ditch the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition party.
On Thursday, November 10, a section of Jubilee leaders led by nominated mp Sabina Chege and Laikipia North MP Sarah Korere accused ODM of violating the Azimio coalition agreements to share the three slots for the powerful Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC) positions.
“We were not coerced to join ODM in Azimio, we joined willingly and if they mistreat Jubilee members we will leave willingly because we have experienced firsthand the conmanship, politics of deceit, and political banditry by our brothers in Azimio,” Korere said.
ODM in its final list to the National Assembly had considered ODM allied MPs only leaving out Wiper, Jubilee, and KANU.