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NASA principals meet amid disquiet in partner parties - 15 Jan 2018 10:31

By: Protus Onyango And ...

Opposition alliance party leaders will be meeting today to try to stem the divisions which are threatening to tear the coalition apart. The National Super Alliance (NASA) summit meeting comes in the backdrop of a simmering row triggered by the sharing of parliamentary leadership positions and fears of dominance by one partner party. The wrangling has forced leaders of the four partner parties, the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), Wiper Party, Amani National Congress ANC) and Ford Kenya to a crisis meeting.   At the heart of the wrangles is what some partners deem as unsatisfactory sharing of eight parliamentary leadership positions. Leadership of two powerful watchdog committees meant for the Opposition: Public Accounts Committee (PAC) and Public Investments Committee (PIC), has also generated some disquiet. Raila Odinga’s ODM has taken leadership in the two watchdog committees through Opiyo Wandayi (PAC) and Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir (PIC). The party has also submitted two names ...
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