, NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 1 – After a two day retreat in Naivasha, the Wiper Democratic Movement Party has resolved to fully re-energise in readiness for the 2017 elections.
The party Chairman, Senator David Musila said the party leader and his team will from January traverse the country to meet and thank party members for the support they gave to the party during the 2013 election.
During the period, the party will also commence grassroots recruitment exercise.
Musila said the party will also refresh its secretariat, women and youth wings across the country.
The Chairman said the party has constituted two working teams, one led by Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior to look into the party’s constitution and align it to conform to the new constitution and political parties act.
The second one led by Dr. Temi Mutia is tasked with the party’s strategic plan.
On the current affairs, the party raised alarm on what members termed seemingly emerging trend by jubilee government to muzzle the media, civil society, interference of the judiciary and numerous back door miscellaneous legislations being brought to parliament.
“We have instructed our members to ensure that whatever has been brought back to Parliament goes in tandem with the wishes of the party that we do not muzzle the press under any circumstances” he said.
The Wiper Chairman also said the party supports the vetting of the police but stressed that it must be done above board.
“If done well, it will help weed out bad practices within the Police service,” he said.
On security matters, Musila said the party is concerned by the increasing state of insecurity and called on the Government to take all measures to protect the lives of all citizens.
The party leader Kalonzo Musyoka during his closing remarks called for unity of purpose adding that it is through that union that the leaders will succeed in their areas they represent to the joy of the mother party Wiper.
The former Vice-president also left the country on Saturday night for Malaysia where he has been invited to address the annual General Assembly of the ruling United Malaysia National Organization Party (UMNO) in the capital Kuala Lumpur.
He is accompanied by Kitui Governor Dr. Julius Malombe and Nairobi Deputy Governor Jonathan Mueke.