Editor's Review

The High Court has made a ruling on the Machakos Governor's application to leave the Raila Odinga-led Azimio.

Maendeleo Chap Chap party leader Alfred Mutua has been dealt a blow after the High Court on Wednesday, June 8, rejected his application to leave the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition party.

The court barred him from leaving the Raila Odinga led outfit stating that the Machakos Governor failed to pursue internal dispute resolution.

The ruling comes even as the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal blocked Governor Mutua’s MCC party from leaving Azimio.

In the agreement signed with the Azimio One Kenya coalition party, parties could not exit the coalition six months before the election.

ODM Leader Raila Odinga and Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua. [Photo: Courtesy]

Mutua ditched Azimio for the Deputy President William Ruto-led Kenya Kwanza Alliance on Monday, May 9 after claiming that the coalition failed to make public their agreement.

MCC has now been locked out of the Kenya Kwanza coalition alongside Pamoja African Alliance Party of Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi and the Democratic Party (DP) associated with National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi.

According to the notice by the registrar of parties Anne Nderitu, Kenya Kwanza Alliance is comprised of three founding members and 8 partners.

Key members are DP Ruto-led UDA, ANC party of Musalia Mudavadi, and Moses Wetangula's Ford Kenya.

TSP party of Mwangi Kiunjuri, Chama Cha Kazi Party of Moses Kuria, Communist Party of Kenya, Economic Freedom Party, Farmers Party, Tujibebe Party of William Kabogo, Umoja na Maendeleo Party, and Devolution Party of Kenya are other parties in Kenya Kwanza.