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Blow to Mutua as Political Parties Tribunal Stops MCC From Exiting Azimio Coalition

by Zablon Ondari
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Political Parties Dispute Tribunal (PPDT) has thrown out an application by Maendeleo Chap Chap (MCC) seeking to exit the Azimio la Umoja one Kenya Coalition.

This comes a day after the outgoing Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua ditched the Raila Odinga-led Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Alliance outfit for DP William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza Alliance.

In its decision on Tuesday, 10th May the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal ruled that MCC should have first invoked the internal dispute resolution mechanisms before going to the tribunal.

Mutua had moved to the tribunal to establish whether the agreement that Maendeleo Chap Chap signed with Azimio was clear.

“It is difficult to find that MCC would have proceeded to execute a Coalition agreement of such magnitude without reading and understanding the same. That argument cannot be used as ground of exit. No request or effort was made towards getting a copy,” said the Tribunal chaired by Desma Mungo.

On Monday morning, 9th May, Mutua’s Maendeleo Chap Chap party ditched the Azimio-One Kenya Coalition over frustration and being sidelined when it comes to matters of negotiations.

Governor Mutua accused the Azimio coalition of dishonesty.

“According to our new Constitution, you cannot force people to be in a relationship they do not want to be in,” said Mutua.

“I will traverse this country to campaign for Ruto, as I believe he is the best person to move the country forward.”

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