Ford Kenya Party leader Moses Wetangula’s ouster from the party has been officially confirmed – By Gerald Gekara.
A gazette notice published by the Registrar of Political Parties, Anne Nderitu, indicated that Wetangula has been replaced by Athanas Wafula Wamunyinyi.
“ In exercise of the powers conferred by section 20(1)(c) of the Parties Act,2011, the Registar of Political Parties gives notice of the Ford Kenya Party intends to change its party officials,” the statement mentioned.
The notice also confirmed the replacement of the National Organizing Secretary Chris Mandu Mandu with Josephine Maungu.
However, the Ann Nderitu has given a seven day grace period for the angered leader to appeal the decision.
“Any person with written submissions concerning the intended change by the political party, shall within seven days from the date herein, deposit them with the Registrar of Political Parties” Ann Nderitu said.
Wamunyinyi led a presser to announce the removal of the party leader, endorsed by party members, who accused Wetangula of bad leadership. Wetangula dismissed the meeting, claiming that the party leaders convened the meeting illegaly.
Accompanied by Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi, Wetangula called out the rival faction, led by COTU secretary General Francis Atwoli and Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya, for disrupting ‘Luhya unity’.