A section of opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) affiliated MPs drawn from the coast region has threatened to stage a mass exodus from the Raila-led outfit.
The MPs have expressed displeasure with the list of nominees for Nasa parliamentary leadership that appeared to sideline the coast region.
“The list is biased against MPs from Coast who campaigned for the party,” the Coast MPs said. " If we are not considered in Parliamentary leadership, what is the need of being in this coalition. We can't be treated as outsiders when we sacrificed to campaign for the party," they added.
The threat forced opposition leader Raila Odinga to come out explaining that the list had not been endorsed by Nasa affiliate parties and was not the final list.
Raila's comments came even as Suba South MP John Mbadi said that Nasa had settled on him as the leader of minority in the National Assembly, among other leaders.
However, the revelation by Mbadi infuriated Coast MPs, led by Mr Suleiman Dori (Msambweni), who hurriedly convened press briefing at Parliament Buildings, threatening to lead a mass exodus of MPs from the coalition.
Raila, however, assured the the matter would be addressed conclusively in the Nasa parliamentary group meeting to be held soon. “I don’t know the list that is doing rounds. I know that we are going to sit down and agree as Nasa parliamentary group family,” Mr Odinga said during a meeting with grassroots leaders at Okoa Kenya secretariat.
The Nasa presidential candidate noted that the only the names that had been confirmed was that of Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula and that of Mr Mbadi and had been communicated to their respective speakers in the National Assembly and the Senate.