Fresh bid to change Ford Kenya leadership in Trans Nzoia assembly

A section of Trans Nzoia Ford Kenya MCAs and party officials take part in a dance before addressing journalists at the party’s offices in Kitale on September 24, 2020 Photo/Aspect News

A section of Ford Kenya MCAs in Trans Nzoia have launched a fresh bid to throw out the party’s minority leaders at the region’s county assembly over their association with coup plotters within the outfit.

The MCAs who are allied to Bungoma senator Moses Wetang’ula want minority leader Emmanuel Waswa (Keiyo ward) and the minority Chief Eric Musumba (Sikhendu) kicked out over their “rebellious acts”.

“We have to clean our house since it’s long overdue. We cannot allow those who are opposed to Senator Wetang’ula to keep on opposing his leadership yet they are in charge at our assembly,” said Nominated MCA Margaret Wanjala.

The MCAS who were accompanied by a section of party officials at the Trans Nzoia county Ford Kenya offices vowed to follow up on a changes bid which had been put on hold by speaker Joshua Werunga.

“We will be requesting the speaker to allow the party to carry on with the changes. Those in the other team should be ready to face the consequences of rebellion,” said Kapomboi MCA Ben Mlipuko.

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The move comes at a time when the Wetang’ula team has scored a first one after the High Court dismissed an objection by the Wamunyinyi-Eseli team which had questioned its jurisdiction to handle a case challenging the legality of the coup in the party.

“The coup team must be ready for disciplinary action since they refused to abide by the party constitution. Time has come to work with the soldiers who are for the party’s growth,” said nominated MCA Rodgers Barasa.

The chairman of the youth league in the region Rodgers Nyongesa exuded confidence that Senator Wetang’ula will be triumphant in the search of justice, challenging him to focus on preparations for 2022 general elections.

“Our party leader has the backing of loyal members within the party to criss cross the country to popularize the party and to seek partnership with other like-minded leaders,” said Mr. Nyongesa.