After two weeks of political turmoil in Ford Kenya occasioned by the coup that ousted Moses Wetangula as party leader, the heat now turns on the party’s Secretary General Eseli Simiyu after the the Bungoma Senator was reinstated as party leader.

This follows a decision by the Political Parties Registrar Anne Nderitu to withdraw the June 8 gazette notice that had confirmed changes in the party’s leadership.

       


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The coup that was led by Dr Eseli Simiyu had installed Kanduyi MP Wafula Wamunyinyi as the new party leader.

However, Wetangula quickly dismissed his ouster even as he suspended Dr Simiyu and Wamunyinyi from the the 30-year old party in his bid to regain control of the party.

       


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At one point, ODM leader Raila Odinga and COTU boss Francis Atwoli were dragged into the Ford Kenya leadership wrangles.

Hoegeer, things seemed to move from bad to worse for Wetangula when Nderitu confirmed leadership changes in one of the oldest political parties in the country, in a special gazette notice.

       


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The decision prompted Wetangula to move to court to stop the take-over of the party.

And Thursday, the Registrar withdrew the gazette notice, which had effectively confirmed Wetangula’s ouster, paving way for internal party mechanisms to unlock the deadlock that is threatening to tear apart the outfit that was once associated with Jaramogi Oginga Odinga and Kijana Wamalwa.

       


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With the new twist, the Bungoma Senator can breathe a sigh of relief even as the party’s Disciplinary Committee is in the process of starting disciplinary action against Dr Simiyu and the Kanduyi MP, the supposed to new party leader.

       


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