West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo, Pokot South MP David Pkosing, and former Tiaty MP Asman Kamama launched the Kenya Union Party (KUP) and declared their support for Raila at the Azimio la Umoja event at Kishaunet Show Ground in Kapenguria a few days ago. Senate Majority Leader Samuel Poghisio was also present.
But now the Pokot Council of Elders have come out and rejected Raila's endorsement, claiming that Lonyangapuo has never been chosen as Pokot spokesperson.
Another top elder also revealed that they will be handing over to Deputy President William Ruto,an official blue print on the interests of the community.
When contacted for comment, Lonyangapuo, the current KUP party leader, denied the allegations, claiming that they solicited input from everyone and that delegates were drawn from the county's five constituencies.
"We are duly elected leaders with the authority to direct our people," he said.
In his defense, Pkosing stated that they are waiting to be approached by UDA leadership, as ODM did.
"If they don't come, we have already gone a different way," he explained.
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