Registrar of political parties gazettes ouster of Wetangula as FORD Kenya partly leader

The registrar of political parties has formally gazetted the removal of Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula as Ford Kenya party leader.

In a gazette notice issued Monday, Registrar of Political Parties Ann Nderitu gave notice of Wetangula’s ouster and replacement with Kanduyi Member of Parliament Athanas W. Wamunyinyi.

“Any person with written submissions concerning the intended change by the political party shall within 7 days from the date herein deposit them with the Registrar of Political Parties,” the notice read in part.

In the notice, Ms. Nderitu also noted that the party’s National Organizing Secretary Chris Mandu Mandu had also been removed and replaced with Josephine Waungu.

On May 31st, Ford Kenya’s National Executive Council resolved to dismiss Senator Wetangula as party leader on the grounds of gross misconduct.

Secretary-General Eseli Simuyi said the party had lost its ideals under Wetangula’s leadership and hence resolved to make changes to the party’s leadership.

But Mr. Wetangula put on a fight to retain his seat as the party leader and dismissed his ouster.

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