Former KANU Secretary General Nick Salat joins UDA

Former KANU Secretary General Nick Salat joins UDA

Former KANU Sec-Gen Nick Salat is received by UDA Sec-Gen Cleophas Malala when he, among other leaders, defected to the ruling party on March 15, 2023. PHOTO| COURTESY

The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party has continued to welcome more members, with the latest signee being former Kenya African National Union (KANU) Secretary General Nick Salat. 

On Wednesday, UDA Secretary General Cleophas Malala received Salat, who was in the company of others who had ditched KANU party. 

The move comes after Salat’s suspension from KANU three months ago, and an expulsion thereafter. 

According to the former KANU SG, his decision to join UDA was after the Gideon Moi-led party allegedly lost its direction and unity. 

“These are only a sample of the people who are ready and willing to join you. Given a chance, you will see a big number of KANU members willing to join UDA. We believe that even though this party is six months old, it has shown signs that it is heading somewhere. We need to give it a chance,” he said. 

Former KANU Women Congress Treasurer Brenda Majune, who was part of the delegation, said she left KANU voluntarily because she believes in President William Ruto’s ideology.

“I have come to UDA because I believe in the vision of President William Ruto. Thank you, Secretary General Cleophas Malala for the warm welcome, assure the President that we’re ready to work with him,” said Ms. Majune, who was also the Charilady of the ‘Daughters of Gideon Moi’ movement.

She added: “I will be reaching out to my sister so that we start ‘Daughters of William Ruto’ to work with women in arid counties to combat climate change.”

The new signees join UDA a day after six other parties made a decision to dissolve their political outfits to join the ruling party. 

Also, a section of leaders from the Nyanza region, among them former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero, have joined the William Ruto-led party.


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