President Muturi faces ousting as DP leader for joining Kenya’s Kwanza Alliance –

National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi could be expelled from the Democratic Party if a petition against him is successful.

Muturi faces being ousted as party leader after joining the Kenya Kwanza alliance without consulting party bodies, says a case filed at the Political Parties Dispute Tribunal.

The former MP for Siakago is said to have illegally seized the post of party leader, despite opposition from members, shows the petition filed on April 11 by Wambugu Nyamu, Daniel Munene and King’ori Choto.

“The respondent had not paid the dues and above all, he had not been a member of the party for at least a year before the said appointment”, claim the applicants.

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“The defendant conducted party business in secrecy and deliberately withheld information about the signed resolutions of the National Delegates Convention held on February 20, 2022.”

The petitioners want Muturi to be prevented from discussing, ratifying, perpetuating or promoting in any way the purported coalition agreement with the Kenya Kwanza coalition, or from registering any document purporting to be a coalition agreement with the Party Democrat as a signatory until the case is heard. and decided.

The speaker, along with Esau Kioni, Jacob Haji, Joseph Munyao and Joseph Mathai, have been named as respondents.

The plaintiffs described the coalition agreement as a dishonest appropriation of the ability of the NDC and other bodies to make decisions on behalf of the party.

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Resolutions passed at the party’s NDC in Kenya’s Bomas, according to the petition, prohibit the party from entering into a pre-election coalition pact.

The petition also asks that the court order the freezing of the two Democratic Party bank accounts to allow for an audit due to alleged embezzlement.

Muturi, who has been friends with President Uhuru Kenyatta for 35 years now, joined the coalition led by Vice President William Ruto on April 9.

The president, who came under intense pressure last week to resign over bias, said the decision to join Kenya Kwanza was made after wide consultations.

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“Ata mimi sipangwingwi. Wale walikua wanafikiria wanaeza kunipanga poleni. Hii miaka yangu hainiruhusu kupangwa na mtu,” he said.

Loosely translates to: “Even I can’t be oriented on a political direction to take.” Those who thought can tell me where to go, I’m sorry. At my age, you can’t tell me where to go.

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