Joining Ruto? Governor Mutua to set the record straight
Maendeleo Chap Chap (MCC) party leader and Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua may be preparing to exit Azimio la Umoja - One Kenya Coalition if his latest utterances and moves are anything go by.
Mutua is set to address the media this morning (Monday, May 9) at 9:30 am to "set the record straight".
"To clear the air and set the record straight, Maendeleo Chap Chap Party will this morning hold a press conference at 9:30 am in Nairobi at the Brazilian Rodizio, also known as Edu’s Bar," he wrote on his social media accounts.
As if to hint at MCC's next move, Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula, in a tweet, welcomed Mutua to Kenya Kwanza Alliance.
Wetangula also said Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi's Pamoja African Alliance (PAA) is also set to ditch Azimio for Kenya Kwanza.
"Congratulations Maendeleo Chap Chap and PAA political parties for joining the Kenya Kwanza Alliance Coalition.
"Your entry brings in additional energy and guarantees, even more, KKA’s assured victory in the August 9th General elections. Hongera," Wetangula wrote on his Twitter handle.
PAA and MCC have since written to the Office of Registrar of Political Parties (ORPP) seeking to exit the Raila Odinga-led Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Coalition Party.
Mutua on Friday, May 6, 2022, accused ORPP and the Azimio la Umoja - One Kenya Coalition party of denying his outfit a copy of the Azimio coalition agreement that was signed by over 26 political parties that constitute the political formation.
"The registrar of political parties (ORPP) and Azimio coalition party have refused to give us a copy of the Azimio coalition agreement deposited with the ORPP we signed to form the coalition," Mutua said.
Mutua to move to court
Mutua had stated that his party will now move to court to demand a copy of the document in contention.
The county chief wondered why members of the Azimio coalition party have to move to court to get access to a document that binds them together with other political outfits.
"It is unfortunate that we are in a coalition relationship whose members have to go to court to get what is their automatic right. What games are they playing?" he posed.
The county head further stated that Maendeleo Chap Chap party members will meet and deliberate on the way forward. He added that his party will also look into the alleged underhand plans by their partners to zone out their party aspirants.
Mutua noted that his party will not accept plans to deny aspirants in parties in Azimio their democratic opportunity to be on the ballot.