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Azimio Decides to go Back to Court Days After Supreme Court Defeat

Details now suggest that the Azimio La Umoja coalition is planning on going back to court, only days after suffering a defeat at the apex court.

The alliance, this time, wants to sue the Kenya Kwanza alliance, which it is accusing of illegally taking over some of its members and parties.

The Standard has established that the coalition is in talks with its lawyers with regards to the chances of such a suit succeeding in court.

The paper was told that the plan is to try and have the courts to nullify pre-election agreements Kenya Kwanza has signed with some of its affiliate parties.

These parties are Maendeleo Chapchap Party (MCC), Pan African Alliance (PAA) and the Movement for Democracy and Growth (MDG) party, which are still recognised as Azimio member parties.

The other one is the UDM party, whose decision to work with Kenya Kwanza MPs is now denying Azimio the majority status it claims to have in parliament.

Registrar of Political Parties Anne Nderitu told the paper that as things stand now, Azimio has a ground, as the parties are legally it's members.

“As far as we are aware, the only agreements that my office is aware of are those signed before the election. Nothing has been brought to us to indicate that things have changed,” she is quoted.

Kenya Kwanza leader, President-elect William Ruto, has also secured the backing of all the 12 independent, MPs further attracting criticism from the Azimio side.

His move to woo parties from Azimio is seen as a way of ensuring himself of the majority in parliament, for smooth governance regarding passage of bills.

Azimio is led by ODM leader Raila Odinga, who lost to Ruto in the concluded race for the presidency.

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MCC Movement for Democracy and PAA Pan African Alliance The Standard


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