Court To Mutua, You Won’t Leave Azimio

Machakos County Governor Alfred Mutua

Political parties Dispute Tribunal has thrown out an application by Governor Alfred Mutua to quit Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance

In its Tuesday, May 10, 2022, ruling, the court said that the Maendeleo Chap Chap party leader should have sought internal alternatives in resolving the disagreements within Azimio.

Mutua had written to the registrar of political parties seeking to severe links with the Raila Odinga led coalition

The directive now leaves Mutua with the option of seeking to resolve the matter internally with Azimio La Umoja, despite joining Deputy President William Ruto

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Mutua’s party had written to the Registrar of Political Parties Anne Nderitu seeking to exit the coalition party.

“Your attention is drawn to the provisions of the Third Schedule to the PPA (Political Parties Act) and the Azimio coalition agreement that stipulate the procedure for a party to either join or exit the coalition,” she told the two parties

“Azimio is already a registered coalition political party in terms of Section 7(7) of the Political Parties Act, 2011 and the Political Parties (Registration) Regulation, 2019, hence the Registrar has no mandate to sanction the withdrawal as per your request, save for where due process outlined in the coalition agreement has been followed.”

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