Tribunal Challenges Mutua’s Azimio Exit
The highly unexpected move by the Maendeleo Chap Chap Party Leader Alfred Mutua has sparked controversy after he opted to hop out of the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party barely six months after joining.
The announcement had tongues wagging as he declared support for the rival party United Democratic Alliance alias Kenya Kwanza led by the DP Ruto.
Even though the anticipation Alfred Mutua had of a smooth transition has been cut short as the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal (PPDT) threw out an application of the party seeking to step out.
The PPDT urged Mutua and his party that the internal wrangles should be resolved within the party as the leader had reached out to the tribunal seeking to understand whether the agreement with Azimio was binding.
A directive that has now left Mutua with the option of seeking to resolve the matter internally with Azimio la Umoja, despite having joined Deputy President William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza.
Brenda Mdivo, advocate said, “When you enter into a contract, the terms are decided by the party, it’s up to you to decide. For Azimio, they decided anyone cannot leave six months prior to the elections.”
She went on to argue that for whatever reason whether it was fully disclosed to the party or not they will have to justify it. In the case of Mutua, he claimed that the six-month rule was running when they signed.
Mutua earlier on addressing the media offered a relevance that the Azimio agreement had been full of secrecy hence his justification for seeking an alliance with the Kenya Kwanza as their terms were transparent.
He went on to add that in Kenya Kwanza it’s crystal clear how many CSs, ambassadors, and PSs positions we are getting unlike in Azimio where we were being promised positions if they win elections.
Insinuating that in Kenya Kwanza he’s now a principal and they are into negotiations towards signing a deal.