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Wiper expels Governor Mutua, 5 MPs, setting stage for by-elections

"It is for the above reasons that we, the disciplinary committee recommend that the member be deemed to have resigned from WDMK in terms of section 14 (5) of the political parties Act," read part of the recommendations.

By Phillip MuleeTuesday, 13 Dec 2016 14:39 EAT

Wiper Party leader Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka acknowledges greetings from delegates on arrival at Kasarani. (Photo: Free Press Repoter).

At least 6,000 Wiper Party delegates attending the party's National Delegates Congress have endorsed a report to expel errant members led by Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua. The former Vice President and CORD presidential aspirant Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka’s party NDC at Kasarani was also attended by CORD principals Raila Odinga and Moses Wetangula as well as Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi and Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero. Former Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Farah Maalim officially defected from ODM to Wiper and endorsed as Deputy Party Leader.

The NDC endorsed the report of the party's Disciplinary Committee which had recommended that Dr Mutua and five other party rebels be kicked out of the party. The report indicates that Dr Mutua's conduct was found to be expressly and constructively amounting to a publicly advocating for the formation of another political party. The document said Dr Mutua was promoting the interests, ideologies and policies of Maendeleo Chap Chap Party which was not a member of the CORD coalition. "It is for the above reasons that we, the disciplinary committee recommend that the member be deemed to have resigned from WDMK in terms of section 14 (5) of the political parties Act," read part of the recommendations.

The party also expelled MPs Regina Ndambuki (Kilome), Joe Mutambu (Mwingi Central), John Munuve (Mwingi North), Kisoi Munyao (Mbooni) and Richard Makenga (Kaiti).Ndambuki was expelled following her appointment to Jubilee campaign's team. Nominated MP Robert Mutemi was not kicked out of the party as the committee found no evidence against him. "The NDC consequently recommends that the notice to show cause be withdrawn against this member," read the recommendation.

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