Tension rocks NASA as Ford Kenya MP’s are given 48 hours ultimatum

Suna East MP Junet Mohamed and ODM chairman John Mbadi during a past briefing.ODM legislators have accused the Tanga Tanga team of planning to impeach president Uhuru Kenyatta ./FILE

Nairobi,KENYA:Showdown is looming in NASA coalition after Ford Kenya members of parliament   were given 48hrs to ascertain whether they back their leader Moses Wetangula ‘blasting’ NASA chief  Raila Odinga .

In a media briefing at parliamentary buildings led by house minority leader John Mbadi and minority chief whip Junet Mohammed the legislators slammed  Bungoma senator over what they  term  as disparaging remarks he made against NASA chief Raila Odinga giving the Ford Kenya MP’s  ultimatums to dissociate themselves from Wetangula’s remarks failure to which they will take action against them in parliament .

“Those members from Ford Kenya especially my deputy  if I don’t get any letter within 48 hours disassociating themselves from statements by their party leader, action will be taken.”Junet said

Junet said that there is need for the MP’s who have slots in parliament under NASA leadership to ascertain whether they are backing Wetangula’s sentiments to give the NASA parliamentary group a leeway of the next course of action.

Mbadi termed Wetangula’s assertions that Odinga is not a team player nor trustworthy as mere lies which entail character assassination.

Key parliament slot being held by FordKenya is Deputy Whip whose bearer is Kiminini legislator Chiris Wamalwa .

They accused Wetangula of undermining Mr Odinga after he was removed as a minority leader in the senate, insisting that he does not command the western Kenya votes.

There have been disagreements in the Jubilee camp over the Mau saga which has elicited sharp divisions among the key players in the ruling coalition, a scenario which has started to be replica in the NASA coalition over Wetangula’s move.