TNA ousts County chairman for alleged misconduct
23 October 2014, 13:53
Nyeri - The National Alliance (TNA) party officials in Nyeri County have ousted Thuo Mathenge as the party's chairman for alleged misconduct and insulting elected leaders in the area.
Speaking during a press conference in Nyeri town, the officials led by Kieni Constituency chairman Simon Mwangi, said the decision to remove Thuo was arrived at following consultations with the national office.
Thuo and former Mathira MP Ephraim Maina were endorsed to be the party’s chairman and patron respectively through acclamation two months ago during officials meeting at Green Hills hotel.
“We have consulted our MPs, MCAs and the party headquarters and decided to remove Thuo as chairman. We shall have party elections soon and elect a responsible person with integrity," said Mwangi.
He stated that the duo assumed the party’s leadership under controversial circumstances since Thuo joined the party recently after defecting from Saba Saba Asili party.
Mwangi however said they consider Ephraim to be patron because he was supportive to the party, has been a member since its formation and they have not established any misconduct against him.
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“During 2013 General Elections, we asked Thuo to join the party but he declined and remained in Saba Saba Asili in which he unsuccessfully contested for Nyeri gubernatorial seat," Mwangi recounted.
The officials accused Thuo of engaging political losers from other parties in making decisions and disregarding the registered TNA officials.
They said they would lodge a court case against Thuo for insulting some leaders during a party meeting held recently in Nyeri town.
“We have tested Thuo and we have seen he does not understand the party’s constitution. In Saba Saba party he was using executive orders but in TNA we use consultative decisions," said Mwangi.
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