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Nairobi Ford Kenya official calls for party’s dissolution

An official of Ford Kenya has written to the Registrar of Political Parties calling for the party’s dissolution.

Nairobi County chairman Lupesia Komesa argues that the party has not held elections after the term of current office holders expired in June 2016.

The party is led by Bungoma Senator and Nasa co-principal Moses Wetang’ula.

Mr Komesa said in a letter to the registrar that the current officials are in office illegally.

He said even after calls to Mr Wetang’ula and a reminder that elections should be called, nothing has been done.

“We therefore advise you to remove Ford Kenya from the register of political parties to enable us call fresh elections and whose members will mandate them (officials) to continue operationalizing the party democratically,” Mr Komesa said in the letter received by the registrar Thursday.

But Ford Kenya Secretary-General Eseli Simiyu dismissed Mr Komesa as “a busybody being used by the party’s enemies.”

“The national governing council ratified the postponement of elections for the officials till after the general election. That letter is coming too late and the registrar will give a verdict,” said Dr Simiyu.

He went on: “Mr Komesa is no longer the Nairobi chairman, he was removed.

“He has now teamed up with busybodies and our enemies to try and distract us. But we are focused on the big picture.”

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