INTERVENTION

DP Ruto moves to quell disquiet in UDA

Sources within the DP's office say that he was angered by some names enlisted.

In Summary

• UDA secretary-general Veronica Maina said on Wednesday in a statement that there was an inadvertent error in the published list.

• Sources within the DP’s office informed The Star that he was furious that some people he entrusted with affairs of the party seemed not to understand the spirit of the party.

Deputy President William Ruto during a meeting with Youth leaders from Narok in Kilgoris on October 7, 2021.
Deputy President William Ruto during a meeting with Youth leaders from Narok in Kilgoris on October 7, 2021.
Image: WILLIAM RUTO/TWITTER

Deputy President has moved to quell rumbles of disquiet within the United Democratic Alliance after a controversial list of senior party officials who were to form the National Executive Committee.

The list had locked out some of the key leaders who have been at the forefront in pushing the DP’s move to the State House race in 2022.

Following the move, UDA secretary-general Veronica Maina said on Wednesday in a statement that there was an inadvertent error in the published list.

“The party wishes to inform the general public that there was an inadvertent error in that list and therefore an amended list will be issued in due course,” Maina said.

Sources within the DP’s office informed The Star that he was furious that some people he entrusted with affairs of the party seemed not to understand the spirit of the party.

Some of the big names including former Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar, economist David Ndii, political analyst Edward Kisiangani, among others had been locked out.

The secretary-general said that the names were listed in accordance with the Political Parties Act 2011, which provides for the registration, regulation, and funding of political parties, and for connected purposes.

Some of the names that had been earlier listed include:

Secretary-General Veronica Nduati Maina.

Deputy Secretary-General strategy Eliud Owalo.

Deputy Secretary-General Programmes Daniel Sigei.

Chairman Johnston Muthama.

Deputy Chairman - Former Cabinet Minister Kipruto Kirwa.

Deputy Chairman - Kenya National Union of Nurses (Knun) Secretary-General Seth Panyako.

Deputy Chairman - Nicholas Marete.

National Treasurer - James Omingo Magara.

Deputy Treasurer - Former Teso South MP Mary Emase – Strategy.

Deputy Treasurer Daniel Rotich – Operations.