Officials of the Alternative Leadership Party of Kenya (ALP-Kenya) led by their party leader, Gerry Owiti (centre), during the unveiling ceremony at Laico Regency in Nairobi. PHOTO/COURTESY
By ABDULHAKIM SHERMAN
A new political party that is likely to send political shockwaves in Nyanza region and other parts of the country has been officially unveiled.
The Alternative Leadership Party of Kenya (ALP-Kenya) that was unveiled at the Laico Regency Hotel in Nairobi aims to eliminate tribalism in the political arena and also give youth in the country a platform to articulate their issues.
“ALP-Kenya was born out of frustrations in the current horrible state of affairs in this country,” said the party leader, Gerry Owiti.
Mr Owiti said the party’s symbol was a burning candle which symbolizes unity, hope and summarises their dreams for equity through their slogan Usawa Kenya.
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The party that is being fronted by youthful leaders from Nyanza and other parts of the country is likely to attract a lot of attention in Nyanza region where the secretary-general comes from.
Mr Owiti is a former close ally of Cord leader Raila Odinga and Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero, before he fell out with them to form a new party to propagate youth interests.
Mr Gerry Owiti with other members of Alternative Leadership Party of Kenya (ALP-Kenya) when they received their registration certificate. PHOTO/COURTESY
The party’s core values include; Economic empowerment, Integrity, Rule of law, constitutionalism, democracy and equal opportunity to all people.
Its objectives are:
- Ensure National security, territorial integrity, protect and maintain the national sovereignty of Kenya.
- Promote and defend gender equity, integration of the youth, people with disability, the marginalized and the elderly in Nation building.
- Promote national cohesion-integration, social justice, reconciliation, peace and unity; and safeguard national interests from tribalism, negative ethnicity and racism.
- Defend and promote democratic culture and support functional and credible institutions in all spheres of the Kenyan society.Have a new lead to this article? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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