The Star (Nairobi)

18 December 2012

Kenya: Bungoma Knut Leaders Back Cord Alliance

Knut leaders in Bungoma have thrown their weight behind the Cord Alliance. Bungoma Knut chairman Mr. David Wakhungu and secretary Mr Ken Nganga led more than 500 teachers in declaring their political stand during a meeting with Trade Minister Moses Wetang'ula at the Mabanga Farmers Training Center on Sunday.

The teachers endorsed Wetang'ula's bid for Bungoma senator saying he is the best placed to represent the county. Urging teachers to register as voters, Nganga said Ford Kenya will only be strengthened if its members are registered and turn out to vote in March.

While receiving the teachers, Wetang'ula said the Cord alliance is about ideals that bind the parties together. He challenged teachers to be at the forefront in determining right leadership by participating in all election matters.

Ford Kenya secretary Eseli Simiyu said the grassroot meeting with teachers and other opinion leaders are part of a wider strategy to popularise the Cord alliance.

He welcomed the teachers to vie for different posts saying that nominations in the party will be free and fair. "No one will be given a certificate to contest without going through competitive nominations. We want to line up the best team for the coming elections," he said.

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