Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula has seven days to defend his embattled Ford Kenya post.
This is after the registrar of political parties published a gazette notice enforcing changes the leadership of the Ford Kenya party.
According to the registrar of political parties, Kanduyi member of Parliament Wafula Wamunyinyi is now the new party leader while Josephine Maungu is the national Organising secretary a position held earlier by Chris Mandu.
“In Exercise of the power conferred by section 20(1)(c) of the political party act,2011, the registrar of political parties gives notice that Ford Kenya Party intends to change its party officials as follows: Former official party leader Moses Wetangula be replaced by current official party leader Wafula Wamunyinyi,” read part of the notice.
It will be remembered that Wetang’ula’s camp on Thursday secured an early win in the tussle for the control of Ford Kenya after the Office of the Registrar of Political Parties said the ‘coup’ in the party had ‘gaps’.
Two warring factions of the party on Tuesday filed documents at the registrar as the bonafide 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 Wetangula 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.
Ms. Nderitu said 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.
Wamunyinyi’s team faulted Wetang’ula for failing to provide inspiring leadership, blamed him for disunity in the party, and accused him of moral impropriety in last year’s Dubai gold saga.