KANU secretary General Nick Salat has called out his boss Gideon Moi over a decision to suspend him as the party’s Secretary General.
In a statement on Thursday December 15, Salat said Moi has no mandate to suspend him from the party adding that the former Baringo Senator should leave the party.
“If there is anyone to leave Kanu then it is Moi, not me.”
“He has no authority to suspend me from the party. We have the same powers in the party,” Salat said in a hard-hitting statement.
Nick Salat further pledged support for President William Ruto, saying the Azimio la Umoja coalition, of which Kanu is a member, was already dead.
“It is my position in the party that we ought to support Ruto and the government of the day. We cannot continue remaining in the opposition,” he noted.
Gideon Moi on Thursday morning stated that the KANU National Executive Council (NEC) had ratified a decision to suspend the official over an alleged violation of the party’s Constitution.
“This is to notify you that in the National Executive Council on December 15, 2022, several complaints on your conduct and violation of the party constitution were placed before the members for discussion,” the statement read.
“The committee resolved to suspend forthwith from carrying out or performing your duties as the Party’s Secretary General pending the determination of the disciplinary proceedings,” it added.
The independence party’s National Vice Chairman Thomas Ojanga has intervened in the matter while supporting Nick Salat.
Ojiambo stated that Moi has no authority to suspended anyone from the party as he holds no role in KANU.
“An official elected to be President, Governor, Senator, MP, MCA or appointed Deputy President, CS, Deputy Governor or any other public office shall automatically relinquish party position.”
“Hon. Gideon Moi has therefore no powers to call a KANU National Executive Council let alone suspend the Secretary General of KANU,” Ojanga said.
“The KANU Party is not his private property and not part of his inheritance from the former Chairman and late President Daniel Arap Moi.” He added.