Ruto Kicked Me out Of UDA”  Panyako Claims.


“Ruto Kicked Me out Of UDA”  Panyako Claims.



Embattled United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party Vice Chairperson Seth Panyako has claimed that President William Ruto told him to exit the ruling political outfit.

This comes after Panyako announced his resignation from the party on Saturday, citing what he termed as the Kenya Kwanza government straying away from promises it made to Kenyans during the campaign period.

Panyako, addressing the press on Tuesday, took an about-turn and alleged that his exit from the party was forced on him by the top brass, further intimating that the manner in which it was handled is against party regulations and the law.

He went ahead to note that he should have, instead, been summoned by the party’s disciplinary committee, which should have spelt out his transgressions to him before allowing him to defend himself and a decision made thereafter.

The President called me on Friday at around 7:20pm and asked me why I am opposing the housing levy…I told him that I lead workers hence the most important thing to me is standing by them and the ordinary Kenyan,” he said.

“He told me that he was being pushed by other people like Malala to kick me out of UDA for opposing government policies. I asked him what his plan was, and he told me that things cannot continue like that…that I must leave UDA.”

According to Panyako, he is still the UDA party Vice Chairperson legally despite his public announcement, until he formally presents his resignation to the Office of the Registrar of Political Parties (ORPP) which will then unveil a new leadership structure.

He further rubbished a social media post by UDA Secretary General Cleophas Malala on Saturday that sought to claim he was never even a party official following his announcement on Saturday.

“I will write to the Registrar of Political Parties tomorrow and enquire for an extract that outlines the new leadership of UDA, afterwards I will then write to confirm my resignation,” he stated.

“The parties we have in Kenya are yellow political parties that lack institutional systems. An individual owning the party can expel you from the party when he dislikes you.”

Panyako also dismissed reports that he resigned from the party because he missed out on the Cabinet appointments.

“I resigned to uphold my principles about life, the job of a CS is too small, it’s a job meant for people in lower ranks,” he said.

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