Thirdway Alliance has suspended its party leader Ekuru Aukot after a National Executive Council meeting held today at its party headquarters.
Through a press statement to the media, Secretary General Fredrick Okango said that Ekuru’s suspension is indefinite and is banned from transacting any party business.
The advocate is facing a raft of disciplinary issues raised by party members.
“Ekuru Aukot is suspended as the party leader indefinitely and shall not represent or transact any business on behalf of the party pending determination of the matter by the disciplinary committee.”
Thirdway Alliance accuses Aukot of verbally abusing Depuuty Party Leader Dr. Angela Mwikali’s after she raised questions regarding the leadership of Aukot.
Aukot is further accused of corruption; with the party saying that he has been misappropriating party resources for self-gain.
The party has been immersed in internal wrangles over the source of Punguza Mzigo funds which party members accuse their party leader of diverting into personal use.
In July, the under fire Aukot was sued at the Children’s court for child negligence by a woman named Beatrice Kikunga.
The woman claimed that she had an intimate relationship with Aukot resulting in them having a child together and wanted at least Ksh. 100, 000 for child support.
“We cohabited since 2011 and were blessed with the child in August 2017. Our relationship was okay until early 2018 when Aukot deserted us and has refused to take responsibility for the minor while knowing very well that the child needs basic necessities,” she told the Court
The latest development has exposed the infighting that has rocked political parties in the last three months.
Aukot’s suspension follows the ouster of Mps Eseli Simiyu and Wafula Wamunyinyi from Ford Kenya for their participation in the removal of party leader Moses Wetangula.