Ukweli Party has accused the United Democratic Alliance (UDA), a party associated with Deputy President William Ruto, of stealing its brand colours; yellow and green.
According to its party leader, who is also a renowned activist, Boniface Mwangi, the green and yellow clours in the UDA brand have the exact match with that of the Ukweli Party.
“Deputy President William Ruto stole Ukweli Party’s colours for his party. He could have picked any other colours but decided to steal Ukweli Party brand book,” Boniface Mwangi said.
The well-known activist threatened to take action against the outfit associated with DP William Ruto and on which he intends to use in vying for the presidency in 2022
“…Office of Registrar of Political Parties owe us a legal explanation and we shall meet in court!” the Ukweli Party leader added.
Other than the claims by Boniface Mwangi, the ownership of the UDA Party had recently been contested.
The party’s former chairman Mohamed Abdi Noor moved to the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal on July 21, seeking to take UDA ownership from the hands of DP Ruto’s allies.
Mohammed Abdi Noor accused current UDA leadership (Johnson Muthama, Boni Khalwale and Veronica Maina) of taking over the party leadership illegally.
He accused the Registrar of Political Parties of falling for the bait of the current leadership and making the changes without proper legal steps.
“I am aware on my own knowledge that the Registrar of Political Parties unlawfully made changes to the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) officials through Gazette Notice No. 1233 dated January 29, 2021, and 2739 published on March 19, 2021,” Noor said in a sworn affidavit.
However, on July 23, Mohammed Abdi Noor consented in an affidavit that he has settled the matter after discussions with the UDA leadership and the Registrar of Political Parties.