UDM maintains its does not know anything called Azimio


United Democratic Movement (UDM) party legislators have protested to National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang’ula against the move by Registrar of Political Parties to link them to Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition.

The 11 legislators, including UDM party leader Ali Roba, who is also the Mandera Senator, have taken issue with a letter by the Registrar Ms Anne Nderitu informing Parliament of the party’s connection to Raila Odinga-led Azimio.

They have instead insisted they belong to President William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza Alliance pursuant to a post-election agreement signed between UDM and the President’s

The legislators include; Mr Roba, Senators; Mohamed Abbas (Wajir) and Mariam Omar and MPs; Bashir Abdullahi (Mandera North), Hassan Maalim (Banisa), Haro Abdul (Mandera South), Mangale Chiforomodo (Lungalunga), Yusuf Haji (Mandera West), Joseph Lekuton (Laisamis), Umulkheir Kassim (Mandera Woman Rep) and Sulekha Harun (nominated).

They noted that Article 38 of the Constitution recognizes political rights including the freedom to make political choices.

They also pointed out that the constitution embodies freedom of association that is guaranteed in Article 36 of the Constitution.


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