Moses Wetangula Addressing the Press on May 31.

Ford-Kenya Party Expel Rebel Mps Wafula Wamunyinyi and Eseli Simiyu

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Ford Kenya Party has ousted Kanduyi Mp Wafula Wamunyinyi, Tongaren Mp Dr. Eseli Simuyu and nominated MCA Cynthia Mutere from being members of the party following a National Executive Council and Parliamentary Group meeting today.

In a raft of resolutions passed by the party NEC, the party members asked the General Council to effect the changes with immediate effect.

Through the party’s acting Secretary General Milicent Abudho, the party said that expelled members have no business to transact on behalf of the party, and warned their members not to engage them on party matters.

“We want to assure our party members and supporters that the Simba party is intact and stronger than ever before, we caution them never to engage the trio on FORD Kenya party members,”

This comes as a sigh of relief for the under siege party leader Moses Wetangula who was unceremoniously ejected from the party leadership in June.

In June 8, the Registrar of Political Parties Anne Nderitu through a gazette notice issued far reaching

Wafula Wamunyinyi addressing the press after removing Moses Wetangula as Party Leader
Wafula Wamunyinyi addressing the press after removing Moses Wetangula as Party Leader. Source/Standard Media

changes to the party organ, replacing Moses Watangula with Kanduyi Mp 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…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,” said Nderitu.

The infighting in the party began early in June when Wamunyinyi convened a purported National Executive Committee meeting who endorsed the removal of Wetangula as party leader over accusations of gross failure in leadership following the 250 million shilling gold saga.

Wetangula had dismissed his ouster as an internal coup, arguing that only party elections can be used to remove him from the helm.

“We condemn any idlers who are staging parochial coups in the party when the country is facing COVID-19 challenges, floods and locust invasion,” he said.

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