Malindi Town MP Aisha Jumwa suffered a huge setback after her attempts, together with other ODM rebel MPs from the Coast region, to take over Kadu-Asili fell flat on the face.
The legislators who are largely drawn from ODM and Jubilee and allied to William Ruto, have been trying to make Kadu Asili their regional political vehicle for 2022. Aisha Jumwa had declared she would run for the Kilifi gubernatorial seat in 2022, using the Kadu Asili ticket.
Kadu Asili leader Gerald Thoya has registered a complaint with the Registrar of Political Parties Ann Nderitu, complaining of infringements by people with intent of throwing the party into disrepute.
”I wrote to the Registrar of Political Parties on learning of the invasion of our Kadu Asili by strangers. They had even planned to change its symbols, colors, and slogans without knowledge of the party leadership,” Mr. Thoya said.
“We shall not allow that. Kadu Asili is an established national party with leaders. We are governed by the Political Parties Act and the Constitution of Kenya.”
According to a senior member of Kadu Asili, who spoke to the press on condition of anonymity said the MPs drafted fake minutes and forged membership and signatures in order to get permission from the Registrar of Political Parties to change the constitution, symbol, colors, and slogan.
Apart from Aisha Jumwa, other Coast MPs supporting DP Ruto are Owen Baya (Kilifi North), Mohamed Ali (Nyali), Khatib Mwashetani (Lungalunga), Sharif Ali (Lamu East), Jones Mlolwe (Voi), Paul Katana (Kaloleni), Ali Wario (Bura) and Benjamin Tayari of Kinango