Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has cried foul about the challenges the party faces in its efforts to obtain a copy of the Azimio coalition agreement, which was deposited in the party registry.
On Friday, Mutua claimed that the prime minister and the Azimio La Umoja-One Kenya coalition refused to provide them with a copy of the Azimio coalition agreement. He said the party would decide on Monday how to proceed, accounting on the plans of Maendeleo Chap Chap party candidates and deadlines set by law. “There is a clear and present danger that candidates from Azimio’s party will be denied democratic opportunities to participate in elections. We cannot accept that,” Mutua said.
“It’s unfortunate that we’re in a coalition relationship whose members have to go to court to get what’s their automatic right.”
The governor said the party’s governing board decided on Friday to go to court to demand that the document be released to see what changes, if any, have changed.
Mutua questioned whether this was a sign after a Raila win.
Last week, Anne Nderitu the Registrar of Political Parties rejected pleas by Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi’s Pamoja African Alliance (PAA) and Mutua’s parties exit the coalition.
Nderitu said that her office has no ordinance to degazette that party unless due process is followed, in a letter to PAA,