Wiper, Ford K to take ac­tion against de­fec­tors

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics General -

Wiper and Ford Kenya will soon deal with MPs who pub­licly de­fected to the Ju­bilee Party last month. Wiper chair­man David Musila yes­ter­day said the party’s dis­ci­plinary com­mit­tee has been in­structed to hear the mat­ter and re­port to the Na­tional Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee im­me­di­ately. “The com­mit­tee has al­ready been di­rected by the NEC to deal with the is­sue. The me­dia will be kept in­formed of any de­vel­op­ments,” he said. The de­ci­sion by the two Cord par­ties comes just a day af­ter their coali­tion part­ner, ODM, rec­om­mended the ex­pul­sion of some of its MPs from the party, fol­low­ing the rec­om­men­da­tions of its dis­ci­plinary com­mit­tee that was chaired by Fred Athuok. Ford Kenya sec­re­tary gen­eral Eseli Simiyu (pic­tured) said the party’s Na­tional Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee will meet this week to de­lib­er­ate on the for­ma­tion of the dis­ci­plinary com­mit­tee to in­ves­ti­gate the con­duct of rebel mem­bers, among them MCAs. “We will not be left be­hind in en­sur­ing dis­ci­pline within po­lit­i­cal par­ties is main­tained through fidelity to the rule of law. The let­ters sum­mon­ing those who de­fected are ready and will be sent to them once the dis­ci­plinary com­mit­tee is formed be­fore the end of the week,” he said. Those ex­pected to be sum­moned by Wiper in­clude Regina Ndambuki (Kilome), Joe Mu­tambu (Mwingi Cen­tral), Munuve Mati (Mwingi North), Kisoi Mun­yao (Mbooni) and Machakos Gover­nor Al­fred Mu­tua. Those to be sum­moned by Ford Kenya in­clude Turkana Se­na­tor Joseph Mun­yes, MP Khatib Mwashetani (Lunga Lunga) and Ni­cholas Ngikor (Turkana East).

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