New party to send political shockwaves in Nyanza unveiled

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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

newsdesk@reporter.co.ke

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.

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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:

  1. Ensure National security, territorial integrity, protect and maintain the national sovereignty of Kenya.
  2. 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.
  1. 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 newsdesk@reporter.co.ke
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