Biwott’s National Vision party to back Uhuru in 2017

 

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National Vision Party of Kenya (NVP) leader Nicholas Biwott  who was accused of killing former cabinet secretary for foreign affairs Robert Ouko said his party will work with Jubilee as its affiliate but will not dissolve. Mr. Biwott since the assassination of Robert Ouko has never been the same despite all the money he swindled from the public coffers for personal gain. PHOTO courtesy

The National Vision Party of Kenya (NVP) will work with Jubilee as its affiliate but will not dissolve.

NVP leader Nicholas Biwott said his party supported the leadership offered by Jubilee.

He, however, said NVP will not be dissolved to join Jubilee Party, which President Uhuru Kenyatta plans to use to seek re-election in the 2017 polls.

“I have worked closely with President Uhuru Kenyatta while we were still members of the Kenya African National Union (Kanu) and that is why my party will be joining Jubilee as an affiliate party ahead of next year’s general elections,” said Mr Biwott on Sunday in Kipkabus, Uasin Gishu County.

He, at the same time, called upon leaders to work towards empowering Kenyans.

RESPECT OTHER LEADERS

Speaking on Sunday during a fundraiser in aid of Tingwa Women Group in Kipkabus Ward, Uasin-Gishu County, the former powerful minister during the Kanu rule urged the current crop of political leaders to respect their predecessors.

“During our tenure in office, we cultivated a culture of respecting each and every leader since the reign of the founding President Jomo Kenyatta.

“The present day leaders should respect their peers for the unity of this country,” added Mr Biwott.

Mr Biwott founded the NVP in 2008, after of his failed attempts to seize control of Kanu from President Kenyatta.

In December 2012, the party entered a four-party coalition including the New Ford Kenya, United Democratic Movement and Kanu to field a single presidential candidate in the 2013 general elections.

In January 2016, The NVP nominated former Kipkelion MP Daniel Tanui as its candidate for the Kericho senatorial seat. The seat was won by Jubilee’s Aaron Cheruiyot.

Mr Biwott said that Kenyans were free to join any political parties of their wish.

“All political parties that are registered are fully fledged and so they should be respected. Each and every Kenyan has a right to support or join any party he wishes so,” explained Mr Biwott.

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The Honorable Minister Dr. John Robert Ouko (31 March 1931 – c. 13 February 1990), commonly known as Robert Ouko, was a Kenyan politician who served as Foreign Minister of Kenya from 1979 to 1983 and from 1988 to 1990. Robert Ouko served in the government of Kenya from the colonial period through the presidencies of Jomo Kenyatta and Daniel arap Moi. He was a member of the National Assembly for Kisumu and a cabinet minister, rising to the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation by 1990. He was murdered in Kenya on 13 February 1990. The murder case, perhaps the most intriguing in Kenyan history, remains unsolved. Robert Ouko is said to have been ‘killed in Kenya State House by among others Nicholas Biwott |read more >>>http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-11962534
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5 thoughts on “Biwott’s National Vision party to back Uhuru in 2017”

  1. What in the world happened to him? Don’t tell me he grew old, we all did but he looks so different! As for the political support for Uhuru, it should be welcome.

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