There is unprecedented panic inside Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi and his Ford Kenya counterpart Moses Wetangula’s camps following the launch of the Democratic Action Party of Kenya, associated with CS Wamalwa today in Nairobi.
On Tuesday, Defense Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa, and Peter Munya of Agriculture were the chief guests at the Bomas of Kenya event where a splinter group of the Ford-Kenya party led by MPs Wafula Wamunyinyi and Eseli Simiyu was launching the new party.
Mr. Wamunyinyi had last Week hinted at plans to join a new party with which they would join Mr. Odinga’s Azimio la Umoja Movement which was launched last Friday.
“We have been with Raila but now I want us to be even closer because he is most qualified to lead this country,” Mr. Wamunyinyi said last week.
Soon after the outfit was unveiled at a convention held at Nairobi’s Bomas of Kenya, DAP-K announced its decision to join the Azimio la Umoja Movement, an ODM-led alliance supporting former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s 2022 presidential bid.
Wamunyinyi and Simiyu assumed the leadership slots after the delegates conference ratified resolutions announced at the convention.
DAP-K also ratified the party constitution.
The duo had unsuccessfully attempted a coup within FORD-Kenya before bolting out with several branch officials to form a new party.
“We have complied with current regulations by the Registrar of Political Parties and IEBC. We are ready for election, let’s join hands and steer this vehicle forward,” said David Muchele, the party’s inaugural Chairperson.