Governor Lonyangapuo dumps KANU for a New Party

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Governor John Lonyangapuo of West Pokot has finally left Kenya African National Union (KANU).

Lonyangapuo joined a new Kenya Union Party after he cut links with the party that sponsored him to power.

The governor also took leadership at the helm of the party that recently got approval from registrar of political parties.

KUP’s objectives are economic transformation through equal representation and cohesiveness.


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Lonyangapuo, the only governor in KANU, will use the new outfit to contest in the 2022 politics.

The governor had in July this year hinted of his departure from KANU owing to frustration from the party’s leadership.

According to the governor, there was frustration and sabotage on his administration through the county assembly. He revealed this while on a tour in Makutano area.

Lonyangapuo accused some of the leaders he helped get into power by campaigning for them.

The leaders he accused are Senator Samuel Poghisio, County Assembly Speaker Catherine Mukenyang and his Deputy Governor Nicholas Atundonyang.

“The Speaker vied as a woman rep and terribly fell head down and legs up. I brought her to be Speaker,” said Lonyangapuo.


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