West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo has officially resigned from Kanu and will be the leader of the new Kenya Union Party (KUP).
The party that has been given the green light to work with the Registrar of Political Parties wants to promote economic change through equal representation and solidarity.
Speaking at the reception of the party’s certificate, Lonyangapuo said the birth of a new party was in line with the country’s constitution on multi-party politics which provides a platform for diverse socio-economic views to be implemented through parties.
He said the party would fight for the strengthening of devolution, which is an important pillar of economic growth at the local level while promoting the voice of all, regardless of their gender, race or economic status.
The KUP has already expressed its intention to unite with other like-minded parties to form a coalition in the run-up to the 2022 general election, where it will seek candidates for various niches across the country.