Embattled Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula on Friday withdrew a case lodged against Kanduyi Member of Parliament Athanas W. Wamunyiny and Ford Kenya’s Secretary-General Eseli Simiyu.
The move by the Bungoma Senator comes after the Registrar of Political Parties recalled the Gazette notice affecting the Ford Kenya party leadership changes making Wamuninyi the party leader.
Law Society of Kenya President Nelson Havi who was part of Senator Moses Wantangula’s defense team said the withdrawal of the gazette notice meant that the Bungoma senator has retained his place as the party leader.
“The Registrar of Political Parties has recalled the 8th June gazette notice on changes made to the Ford Kenya party, as far as we are concerned, Wetangula is still the Ford Kenya leader,” Havi said.
Wetangula moved to court on June 10 after the National Executive Council purported to dethrone him from his seat on May 31.
The new development gives Senator Wetangula a sigh of relief who in the past weeks has faced a mutiny from a section of the party who argued that his removal was necessitated by the need to put the party at a better place ahead of 2022 pol.
Mr. Simiyu who was removed by Wetangula as the party secretary-general and replaced him with Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa argued that Wetangula was ejected for gross misconduct and had failed to unite the party.
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Moses Wetangula led brigade is now planning to discipline the members of the party who were behind the coup and has asked them to issue an apology or face disciplinary action.
The Ford Kenya disciplinary committee is expected to listen to submissions of Wafula Wamuninyi, Secretary-General Dr. Eseli Simiyu, and the party’s league chair Cynthis Mutere.