Sunday May 31, 2020 – Bungoma Senator, Moses Wetangula, has been kicked out as the party leader of Ford Kenya today following a meeting of the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) at Raddison Blu, Nairobi.
Also removed was the party’s Organising Secretary, Chris Mandu Mandu, in a chaotic meeting that saw allies of Wetangula storm the venue at one point.
Kanduyi MP, Wafula Wamunyinyi, was selected to serve as the interim Party Leader.
According to Kwanza MP, Ferdinand Wanyonyi, who stormed the meeting accompanied by a large group of youth, Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati convened the meeting to carry out a coup and seize control of the party from Wetangula.
Ford Kenya Secretary General, Eseli Simiyu, also backed the changes, with a statement outlining accusations against Wetangula.
He was accused of, among other things, failing to inspire leadership, failing to unite the party and undertaking actions contrary to the party’s aspirations by interfering in past election nominations.
The allegations of involvement in a gold scam that surfaced about Wetangula in 2019 were also cited by those behind his ouster.
“Failing to be a symbol of unity in the party contrary to Clause 49(1) (a) of the party constitution.”
“Failing to champion the party’s campaign to unite the country, win elections and form the next government contrary to clause 49 (1) (c) of the party constitution by interfering with the party’s candidates nomination exercise during the 2017 elections,” a list of charges against him read in part.
The Kenyan DAILY POST