Kachapin to ‘wipe out Kanu’ in West Pokot
He says the party’s leaders are dictatorial and it does not represent the community
West Pokot Governor Simon Kachapin has said he will eliminate Kanu from the county at the general election.
Speaking during a Jubilee Party campaign, Kachapin said he ditched Kanu because of dictatorship and frustration from party leaders.
“The party doesn’t listen to members’ views. I will drum up support for the Jubilee Party and ensure most, if not all, seats are taken by the new party,” he said.
Kachapin accused Kanu of sidelining other leaders, saying it has turned into a small tribal party that cannot represent community interests at the national level.
He recently joined the new Jubilee Party and said he will mobilise the community to support it. Kachapin was the only governor elected on the Kanu ticket.
The county boss urged residents to join JP, saying many North Rift leaders have joined the party with a national outlook. Kachapin said the Pokot community has never benefitted from Kanu leadership since Independence.
He accused those imposing Kanu on residents of being ignorant of the county’s history.
“As a community we shall support the government of the day since for many decades we have been left out and we shall not accept that again,” Kachapin said.