Blow to Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua’s Maendeleo Chap Chap (MCC) party as Political Parties Disputes Tribunal thwarts its attempt to exit the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition.
The Tribunal has struck out the complaint by MCC on grounds that it was prematurely filed.
It has also ruled that MCC should have first invoked the internal dispute resolution mechanisms before going to the tribunal.
On Monday morning, Maendeleo Chap Chap party of Governor Alfred Mutua ditched the Azimio over frustration and being sidelined when it comes to matters of negotiations.
On claims that MCC was not aware of the content of the Coalition agreement, the Tribunal says it is hard to believe the argument as no evidence was tabled demonstrating that they asked the Registrar of Political Parties to furnish them with the document.
“It is difficult to find that MCC would have proceeded to execute a Coalition agreement of such magnitude without reading and understanding the same. That argument cannot be used as ground of exit. No request or effort was made towards getting a copy,” said the Tribunal chaired by Desma Nungo.
This comes a day after Governor Alfred Mutua ditched the Raila Odinga-led Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Alliance outfit for Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza Alliance.