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Ward reps in trouble for visiting Ruto

By Nathan Ochunge | Published Tue, September 4th 2018 at 19:09, Updated September 4th 2018 at 19:12 GMT +3
Deputy President William Ruto with Kakamega MCAs at his Karen Office. [Photo/DPPS]

Amani National Congress (ANC) party has given a one-week ultimatum to nine Members of the County Assembly from Kakamega and Vihiga counties to show cause why they should not be expelled from the party.

This is after the MCAs, together with their colleagues from ODM, Jubilee and United Democratic Party (UDP), visited Deputy President William Ruto at his Karen home last week.

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Four of the nine MCAs are from Kakamega County and the other five from Vihiga County.

In a letter sent to the MCAs and signed by the party’s Secretary-General Barrack Muluka, the MCAs are being accused of attending a meeting with leaders from a competing political party whose interests are adversarial to that of ANC.

The MCAs have been accused of hatching a scheme to orchestrate the downfall of ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi come 2022.

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Mudavadi is seeking to edge out Ruto in the race to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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“You will notice that by your presence at the meeting was in defiance of guidance of party organs... We are now writing to draw your attention that your actions are in contravention to article 50(3) (1) of the ANC constitution and section 14 of the Political Parties Act 2011. The party is considering taking disciplinary action against you, including expulsion from the party.”

The MCAs now have seven days to submit a written explanation showing cause why disciplinary action should not be taken against them.

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