Remembering Francis Nyenze: The man who insisted Kalonzo must be on the ballot
11 months ago, 6 Dec 13:22
Eight months ago, the late Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze, kicked up a storm in the Kenyan political arena after he came out guns blazing that Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka must be the presidential candidate for the Natiuonal Super Alliance (NASA). Nyenze, the then Senate minority leader insisted that only Kalonzo Musyoka’s candidature for the top seat in NASA was the only thing that will convince Ukambani voters to remain in the outfit. He added that his party leader’s candidature was not a request and that without it being met there will be no NASA. “This is no longer a request. We are not begging, it is a demand we are making. It is either Kalonzo or there will be no NASA, at least not including the Wiper party, “I am not mad. When you hear me saying this, do not think it is the position of Nyenze, or even that of Kalonzo. “This is what the Kamba nation has decided and I am only the messenger,” he added. You might not like the message, but the messenger is contented because he has delivered the message,” said Nyenze. He was immediately on the firing line as he came under attack from his colleagues and NASA affiliate parties for ‘rocking the boat’ from within over his threats to pull out of NASA. But despite it all he maintained his stance and digging in with choice words that it was Kalonzo in the ballot or nothing. The seemingly quiet but very powerful MP passed on today at a Nairobi hospital. He was re-elected for a second term last August despite going against the grain by declaring his support for President Uhuru Kenyatta. His body has been moved to the Lee Funeral home according to family and friends.
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