The ownership wrangles pitting the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party has been solved.
Legal documents accessed by People Daily Digital show that the complainant Abdi Noor and the legal team of the UDA party have agreed on the matters of contention.
The documents show that Abdi has agreed to the Gazette notices that saw PDR rebranded to the UDA party with its slogan, logo and colours changing to its current form.
“The appellant is satisfied that the decision of the responded via Gazette Notices Numbers 123, dated January 29, 2021, and Gazette Notice No. 0739 dated March 19, 2021, was lawful,” read the document.
Confirming the conflict is now water under the bridge, Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen took to social media to break the news.
“The small matter between Mr Abdi Noor Mohamed and UDA Kenya has been resolved amicably,” Murkomen wrote on social media.
Noor, the former chairman of the UDA party, had moved to court to protest the changes in the leadership of the outfit.
He accused the current party officials of making unlawful changes to the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) officials.
He wanted the tribunal to rescind the changes made to UDA and reinstate him as the bonafide chairman.
“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 says in a sworn affidavit.
He adds in the affidavit dated July 12, 2021: “The Registrar deliberately ignored complaints and reservations leading to the change of officials.”
He argued that suspended secretary-general Mohamed Sahal called a meeting on December 11, 2020, where the officials signed the PP10 forms to change the name of the party from Party for Development and Reforms (PDR) to UDA, which was agreeable and signed accordingly.
The officials later realized that the signed forms were to be used to also effect changes in the party officials who are NEC members, he says.
Courtesy K24 TV