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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,8TH JUNE,2021-Five Ford Kenya officials allied to Tongaren MP Eseli Simiyu have lost a bid to retain their positions in the party.
This is after the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal struck out the complaint by the five against the party.
They had claimed that party leader Moses Wetang’ula unlawfully removed them as officials.
The five are Peter Wangwe, Anthony Wafuku Sikulu, John Khayaki, Fredrick Wanyonyi and Wamalwa Atnasi who served as the party’s chairmen in Kwanza, Saboti, Endebess and Kiminini constituency branches.
PPDT chairperson Desma Nungo said their complaint didn’t comply with provisions of Article 40 of the Political Parties Act.
Nungo has directed them to go back to the party and follow the its internal disputes resolution mechanisms before moving to court.
The five had told the court they were removed because they attended another meeting.
Ford Kenya officials fell out last year after officials allied to Simiyu attempted to oust Wetang’ula from the party leadership and replace him with Kanduyi MP Wafula Wamunyinyi.