In Summary

  • Green Congress of Kenya leader Martin Ogindo said his party will back whoever Nasa unveils as its presidential candidate.
  • Nasa has set up a 12-member national coordination committee to come up with the best way of picking its presidential candidate.

Two political parties in the National Supper Alliance (Nasa) have declared support for ODM leader Raila Odinga to be the flag-bearer in the August 8 elections.

The party leaders of the Kenya National Congress (KNC) and Citizens Convention Party (CCP) said that though they would back any candidate fronted by Nasa under a united opposition, they preferred Mr Odinga for the presidential ticket.

KNC leader Manson Nyamweya, who is also the South Mugirango MP, and CCP leader Grace Akumu, who is aspiring to be the Kisumu woman representative, said their parties will field candidates in other positions save for president.

“KNC supports Nasa with preference for ODM leader Raila Odinga as its flag-bearer. However, we will back whoever will be fronted as the Nasa presidential candidate should the majority decide otherwise,” Mr Nyamweya told Nation.co.ke.

'COUNTRYWIDE SUPPORT'

Ms Akumu said CCP is behind Mr Odinga’s candidature because he enjoys countrywide support.

“We support Mr Odinga because he has fought for a better course for our country. CCP therefore supports him to fly the Nasa presidential flag,” Ms Akumu said.

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