Eseli, Wamunyinyi finally exit Ford-K, announce new move

Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 15:37 |
Kanduyi MP Wafula Wamunyinyi (right) and Tongaren MP Eseli Simiyu address the press in Nairobi, in the past. Photo/PD/John Ochieng

Tongaren Member of Parliament Eseli Simiyu and his Kanduyi counterpart Wafula Wamunyinyi have finally exited Forum for Restoration of Democracy - Kenya (Ford-K).

The two on Thursday said they will unveil a new party on December 14 that they will use to defend their seats next year.

"We will unveil the new party during our NDC on December 14 and you will shortly know the details of the new outfit," Wamunyinyi said.

Wamunyinyi said continued wrangling in the Ford-K party was not healthy as the country heads to next year's polls.

The two have been fighting to take control of the party from Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang'ula.

Wetang'ula recently published a list of party officials in the local dailies as he sought to take firm control of the political outfit.

The list has among others Wetang'ula as the party leader, Millicent Anyango Abudho (Deputy party leader), Chris Mandu Mandu (National organising secretary), Chrisantus Wamalwa Wakhungu (Secretary general) and Nasri Ibrahim Salal as the national treasurer.

The move came after the National Delegates Conference (NDC) endorsed the senator as the party’s presidential flag bearer for the 2022 polls.

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