Ford Kenya NEC members are facing threats, says Eseli

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Tongaren MP David Eseli
Tongaren MP David Eseli

Ford Kenya SG David Eseli has said the National Executive Council (NEC) members who were part of the special meetings on 30th and 31st May are being threatened by members of the party aggrieved by party changes. The NEC members met and effected changes in the Ford Kenya party leadership, which include the removal of Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula as party leader and Chris Mandu Mandu as national organizing secretary.

Speaking on Friday after presenting a corrected document on change of the party’s leadership to the Registrar of Political Parties while accompanied by other leaders, Eseli said the NEC members are being forced to sign another document, “They are trying to intimidate them, trying to coerce them that they sign an affidavit denouncing what they did,” he said, adding that it’s part of the reason why some wanted to disassociate themselves from Wetangula’s leadership, “I urge the NEC members to be steadfast.”

Both Eseli and Wafula Wamunyinyi said they’ve made the required corrections to the initial documents as required by the Registrar of Political Parties and at the time they adding the media, Eseli said they were proceeding to fulfil parts of Section 20 of the Political Parties Act. Concerning the initial documents they availed to the ORPP, the statutory PP7 form wasn’t properly signed by officials as per the requirements of the Registrar of Political Parties.