Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula wins as Registrar Rejects Changes in Ford Kenya Removing him as Party Leader

Bungoma Senator Moses Masika Wetang’ula’s camp on Thursday secured an early win in the tussle for the control of Ford Kenya. The Registrar of Political Parties says notice of Moses Wetang’ula’s removal was not properly signed by authorised Ford Kenya party officials.

Two warring factions of the party on Tuesday filed documents at the registrar as the bona fide office holder.

One group, led by Kanduyi MP Wafula Wamunyinyi and his Tongaren counterpart Eseli Simiyu, notified the Registrar of Political Parties Anne Nderitu that a special National Executive Council sitting had replaced Wetang’ula as the party leader.

Moments later, another group backing besieged Wetang’ula, filed their documents to show he was still the party boss with Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa as secretary general, replacing Tongaren MP Eseli Simiyu.

Ms Nderitu now says Wetang’ula’s ouster had gaps as the statutory form PP7 presented by Wamunyinyi’s team was not properly signed by the authorized officials as per her office.

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