The Ford Kenya party on Sunday kicked out its Kisii branch chairman Job Nyakenyanya for being sycophantic to Kanduyi MP Wafula Wamunyinyi who is leading a faction that ODM leader Raila Oding is accused of using to topple Moses Wetangula as the party leader.
Party leader Hon. Moses Wetang’ula has picked one Timonty Arege to take over from Nyakenyanya in an acting chairperson until proper elections are conducted.
Arege is a local author who unsuccessfully contested the Kitutu Chache parliamentary seat in 2017.
Wetang’ula is launching a purge to weed out renegades nearly a month after Wamunyinyi held a meeting of rebel members at a restaurant in Kisii but took off before the arrival of police.
Wamunyinyi and the rebels did not notify the police as required by the government.
Wetangula announced the new changes while in Kisii where he met party members as they campaigned for Odinga’s BBI document.
The besieged party leader claimed that the document will deal with the vicious circle of electoral violence as it mainstreams women into the senate.
“Equity is the underpinning that informs the discussions on the BBI, as Kenyans we want where elections bring us together more than dividing us, where people’s hard work is respected, where women play their rightful role in the political process,” he said.
Nyakenyanya had plotted to stop Wetang’ula from holding the Ford Kenya meeting from taking place but Wetangula succeeded after he presented himself as a BBI ambassador.
“This is not a journey of one or two people alone, it is a collective process that needs every Kenyan to come on board,” Weta said.
The confused party leader who is backing the ideas of other bigger and national parties urged the residents of Kisii to append their signatures in the on going collection.