Twelve voters have sued the Kenya Kwanza Coalition for allegedly poaching leaders elected from other political parties.
According to the dozen electorates, President William Ruto-led Kenya Kwanza coalition has violated the people’s sovereignty in multi-party democratic states as established in the constitution.
“The 1st respondents and its leaders have violated the basic requirements for political parties set out in Article 91 of the constitution,” reads the court documents in part.
As such, the petitioners want the court to declare Kenya Kwanza a minority party in the National Assembly based on the elections of members of the National Assembly held on August 9, 2022.
Furthermore, the twelve petitioners are seeking to have the National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetangula declared unlawfully elected and to stop serving as the speaker.
The electorates also faulted the Registrar of Political Parties for not ensuring Kenya Kwanza coalition adheres to the code of conduct for political parties set out in the political parties Act, 2011.
“She has neglected or otherwise failed to discharge her obligation to respect, uphold and defend the Constitution,” they argue.