Trans Nzoia Ford Kenya MCAs urge Registrar of Political Parties to retain Wetangula

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The Trans Nzoia Ford Kenya MCAs speaking to the press

Ford Kenya MCAs in Trans Nzoia County have called on the Registrar of Political Parties Ann Nderitu to ensure justice prevails for Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula who was ousted as Ford Kenya party leader. The elected and nominated ward representatives said the party’s constitution has no clause that allows for change of leadership through coups apart from elections by delegates.

“The Registrar of Political Parties has a chance to prove to the country that she is not being used by some external forces. We want her to retain Senator Wetangula as the party leader,” said nominated MCA
Philip Simiyu.

They challenged Kanduyi MP Wafula Wamunyinyi and his Tongaren counterpart Dr. Eseli Simiyu to follow stipulated guidelines in seeking for a change of leadership at the lion party. “The party had concluded its grassroots elections and was headed for the national elections through the national delegates conference.
They should hold their horses till then,” said Sikhendu MCA Erick Musumba.

ANC’s Matisi ward MCA Obed Mwale took a swipe at retired politicians from the Luhya community over an alleged plan to determine kingpins saying their evil agenda will backfire. “Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetangula are the only leaders with our blessings to tell us which political direction we should take as a
community. Others are brokers,” said Mr. Mwale.

They said former ministers Musikari Kombo, Noah Wekesa, Fred Gumo and former MP Patrick Wangamati have no authority to speak on behalf of the community on matters politics.

Registrar of Political Parties in a special gazette notice on Monday published a notice of intent to change the Ford Kenya party leadership, with Moses Wetangula removed as party leader. However, the notice isn’t the final declaration of leadership change and any aggrieved parties are allowed to submit any complaints on the matter within seven days of the notice being published to the Registrar of Political Parties.