NASA principals set for retreat to name flag bearer

April 7, 2017 (3 weeks ago) 9:37 am
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Orengo said that after the retreat, the principals will announce the presidential line up that will face president Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 7 – Opposition leaders under the National Super Alliance (NASA) are set to go for a retreat next week to decide on who the flag bearer in the August polls will be, following recommendations submitted Thursday by a technical committee.

They include ODM’s Raila Odinga, Wiper’s Kalonzo Musyoka, Musalia Mudavadi of Amani and Moses Wetang’ula of Ford Kenya who are all positioning themselves to be on the ballot for the top job.

“The NASA National Coordinating Committee today gave an exhaustive progress report to the Summit whose membership consists of the party leaders of the NASA constituent parties. A further progress report will be made to the summit before the principals go for a retreat on 17th, 18th and 19th of April,” a statement from the NASA National Coordinating Committee co-Chairman James Orengo stated.

Orengo said that after the retreat, the principals will announce the presidential line up that will face president Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto.

The leaders have lately come under criticism for taking too long to agree who among them will be presidential flag bearer amid speculation of major internal divisions.

The Siaya Senator said that the report presented to the principals was based on the studies and recommendations by the NASA technical committee.

He said the Summit and the NCC expressed surprise and consternation with reports appearing in sections of the media, which are “at best fake news or outright fabrication.”

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