Governor Alfred Mutua’s Maendeleo Chap Chap is currently in court seeking to get out of Raila Odinga-led Azimio la Umoja – One Kenya coalition party.
The party which recently lamented that it’s not aware of the contents of the coalition agreement has moved to court seeking orders to vacate the gazette notice of April 14 2022 which listed the party as a member of the Azimio la Umoja – One Kenya coalition party.
Through an application filed at the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal at Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi, the applicant Martin Mugo Maina claims the Registrar of Political parties listed Maendeleo Chap Chap party without procedural compliance.
“The 2nd respondent unlawfully listed the interested party as a member party to the 1st respondent vide its gazette notice of 14th April 2022 without the ratification of such a resolution and without the procedural compliance of the party constitution,” the application read in part.
The Applicant further states that the Maendeleo Chap Chap party was included in the coalition party without procedural compliance with the party’s constitution and without the sanction of the relevant organ of the party and thus such coalition is null and void.
The petitioner through a certificate of urgency documents filed in court claims that if the court does not vacate the gazette notice, the party may be locked out of an opportunity to form and enter into a coalition with other parties.
“That consequently, the applicant is legitimately apprehensive that the interested party may be locked out of an opportunity to form and/or enter into a coalition if the conservatory orders sought herein are not granted by virtue of the presumptive position that they a member of a Coalition party, the 1 respondent,” the application further said.
The matter is listed for hearing before the Political Parties Dispute Tribunal at 10 o’clock.