Mombasa, KENYA: Embattled Chama Cha Uzalendo chairman Maur Abdhallah Bwanamaka has insisted that he is still the legal chairman of the party, dismissing claims by some members that he was kicked out.
Addressing the press on Thursday in Mombasa, Bwanamaka said they have a court order, issuing a temporary injunction against those claiming to be party officials from engaging in any party activity, until the case is heard and determined.
“We have orders to stop those who claim to be party officials from engaging in any activity of the CCU. So that means I am still the legal party chairman until the case is heard and determined”, said Bwanamaka.
The party has been rocked by controversy following the alleged disappearance of Sh. 1.9 million from its account, most of which it received from the political parties’ fund.
Bwanamaka however confirmed that CCU is currently not aligning itself to any political coalition, and urged aspirants to apply to vie for posts under CCU.
He added that they are planning to fill candidates in all political posts come August.
“Currently we cannot say we pledge our allegiance to any coalition either Cord or Jubilee, but we will give official announcement on the same, after consultation within the party,” added Bwanamaka.