KANU Now Expels Suspended Secretary General Nick Salat
The Kenya African National Union (KANU) party has officially kicked out Nick Salat as its Secretary General, nearly three months after his suspension.
The Gideon Moi-led party, in a statement to newsrooms on Friday, said the decision was arrived at unanimously following a National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held in Mombasa.
KANU, according to the statement by Director of Communications Joseph Towett, expelled the former MP as had been recommended by the party’s National Disciplinary Committee following his prior suspension.
Party leader Moi was further tasked with head-hunting and submitting to the NEC the names of suitable individuals to step into Salat’s massive shoes.
“The meeting, chaired by the National Chairman Gideon Moi, resolved that the report of the National Disciplinary Committee recommending the immediate expulsion of Hon. Nick Salat from the position of the Secretary-General of the party on account of gross misconduct and violation of the party constitution is unanimously adopted,” read the statement.
“The NEC mandated the National Chairman Hon. Gideon Moi to propose for deliberations and adoption, suitable individuals to fill the vacant national positions, including that of the Secretary-General, on an interim basis.”
KANU suspended the vocal politician in December, after which a disciplinary committee was formed to hear and determine his alat’s case.
A month after his dismissal, Salat ditched the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition party, which is the umbrella under which KANU is affiliated, in support of President William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza alliance.
He attributed the move to missing out on elective seats during the 2022 General Election and pledged his support to President Ruto’s government.
“I want to assure you that I will support you all the way. I cannot afford to be out of government, to be away from the majority. I am back to the fold,” Salat said to President Ruto at the Bomet Green stadium on January 15, 2023.
“Like the prodigal son, I want to state publicly that I will back you for the presidency for the next 10 years.”