It is now official! “KENYA’S TOTAL MAN” Mr Biwott is now Kanu boss. Uhuru Kenyatta, the son of the late father of the nation Mzee Jomo Kenyatta has been dethroned:
According to Kenya media, “the Government has registered Nicholas Biwott as the new chairman of the opposition party Kanu. The move effectively makes the Keiyo South MP the new Leader of the Official Opposition in Parliament.”
Mr William Ruto and Uhuru Kenyatta thought they knew better. They abused the father of the Nation, Moi who taught them politics.
It is like bringing up children and when they are able to put on their own underwears, they start abusing their father or mother because they think the mother and father are too old to be in charge any more.
Now Moi has turned the tables and taught the young turks a lesson. He met with President Kibaki last week and within a short time, he orchestrated a successful bloodless coup in Kanu in favour of Biwott.
“The influential position has been held by Mr Uhuru Kenyatta since the 2002 general elections in his capacity as Kanu chairman. Mr Kenyatta fell out of grace with former President Moi after he led Kanu national officials in joining with the Liberal Democratic Party to form ODM.”
Raila Odinga had strategised the move to have Kanu join ODM-K, against Moi’s wishes. Raila had his own plans to use Uhuru and Ruto to achieve power that his father never managed to get. Raila has said he helped Kibaki and Moi. His thinking was to revenge by using a Kikuyu – Mr Uhuru Kenyatta, to get paid for the help he claims to have given the Kikuyus to rule through Kibaki Tosha sloganism, and to use Ruto to get paid for the help he claims to have given to the Kalenjins through Moi when he recently publicised that the Kikuyus were planning to confiscate Moi’s property.
Ruto and Uhuru forgot that Moi has been on the helm in Kenya politics for a very long time. Professor of politics, as they call him, Moi has made a come back in Kenya politics.
The media reports that, ”19 other officials elected when the Biwott faction of Kanu held their national delegates conference in Mombasa on Friday. Members of the Biwott faction gave reporters a copy of a letter signed by the registrar of societies, Mrs Bernice W. Gachegu confirming the registration. Other key officials are Noah Katana Ngala (deputy chairman), Prof Sam Ongeri and Joash Wamang’oli (vice chairmen), Dr Josephine Ojiambo (secretary general) and Mohammed Sheikh Aden (treasurer) among others.”
Yesterday, Kenyatta group of Kanu held a national delegates conference in Kasarani stadium attended by 4,000 delegates who approved to join Raila’s ODM-K. The delegates chose to harass former president Moi by publicly telling him off and calling upon him to stop interfering with Kanu affairs.
New Kanu line-up:
National Chairman -Nicholas Biwott
Deputy chairman-Noah Katana Ngala
Vice chairman-Prof Sam Ongeri
Vice chairman-Joash Wamangoli
Secretary General-Dr Josephine Ojiambo
Assistant Secretary General-Timothy Mwambia
Treasurer-Mohammed Sheikh Aden
Assistant Treasurer-Ayub Obara
Assistant Treasurer-Charfannu Moku
Organising Secretary-Nick Salat
Assistant Organising Secretary-Samuel Orore
Assistant Organising Secretary-Mary Kivuvi
Director of Elections-PK Sang
Secretary of Legal Affairs-Abdinassir Hassan Ali
Secretary for Information and Publicity-Yusuf Mbwana
Secretary for Environment-David Sudi
Secretary for Labour Affairs-Alex Mukabwa
Secretary for Gender-Aisha Mohammed
By Korir, African Press in Kenya, APN.