UDF opens new war front with ‘expulsions’

October 27, 2014 3:03 pm


Khalwale was yet to comment on the matter by Monday afternoon/FILE
Khalwale was yet to comment on the matter by Monday afternoon/FILE
NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 27 – The United Democratic Forum (UDF) party has now resolved to expel Senators Boni Khalwale and Martha Wangari from the party, accusing them of violating rules.

The party’s National Delegates Conference which met on Monday morning also ratified a resolution to expel their chairman Hassan Aden Osman, who will be replaced by Alfred Sambu.

Nominated Senator Wangari who spoke at a press conference later dismissed the resolutions of the delegate’s conference, saying it is a violation of a court order barring any NDC meeting.

“You cannot just wake up one morning, pick people from the streets and purport to call them officials and do an official meeting; you cannot do that,” she stated.

“This party is owned by these members who they may not necessarily have big names but were there when we begun this party; these are sideshows that we will ignore.”

She termed the move as laughable saying the party National Executive Council will meet on Tuesday to discuss the matter.

“We have restraining orders for people to conduct any business in the name of the party… we have seen them use some other machinations of trying to say they have used the Constitution to call for a special NDC,” she said.

Khalwale was yet to comment on the matter by Monday afternoon.

The party’s National Secretary General Abraham Kipkoech Limo also dismissed the purported National Delegates Conference terming the expulsion of the three leaders as a daylight coup.

He clarified that he was the sole custodian of the party’s documents and wondered how a National Delegates Council could be converged without his knowledge.

He pointed out that all the 13 members of the UDF National Executive Council (NEC) which is mandated with calling an NDC were also not aware of the Nairobi meeting.

Limo instead accused a section of the party members of attempting to destroy the party.

He said it was unfortunate that the ‘imposters’ purported to have expelled Khalwale “who is the most loyal member while no offence was proved to warrant Wangari’s expulsion.”


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