Thirdway Alliance suspends Ekuru Aukot as party leader

The Thirdway Alliance National Executive Council (NEC) has suspended Ekuru Aukot (pictured) as party leader indefinitely, pending the determination of his case.

The party through its Secretary-General Fredrick Okango and Chairman Miruru Waweru wrote: “Ekuru Aukot shall not represent or transact any business on behalf of the party pending the determination of the matter by the disciplinary committee.”

Prior to this, party members had raised various concerns on Aukot’s conduct of business.

Some of the issues that warranted his suspension include;

  • Assault on Deputy party leader Dr Angela Mwikali using rude words,
  • Financial impropriety, self-enrichment and lack of transparency and
  • Violating Chapter Six of the Constitution when he defied a court order in a Children case.

Aukot has been directed to appear before the disciplinary committee to answer to queries.   

Dr Aukot has also championed the Punguza Mizigo Bill,  calling for changes in the Constitution. The bill, however, failed to be endorsed by 24 of 47 counties in October last year.

Other suggested changes included the reduction of ministries, the abolishment of County and regional commissioner posts, and the merger of parastatals with duplicated functions.