The Political Parties Dispute Tribunal (PPDT) declined to kick out three senators by declaring them as non members of the Kenya African National Union (KANU). KANU chairman Gideon Moi, senator John Lonyangapuo (West Pokot), nominated Senator Zipporah Kittony and Kanu Secretary-General Nick Salat are the members that were to be declared party-less for supporting a non KANU member during a by election early this year.
They were accused of breaching the political parties act when they campaigned for Nyangore’s Ward candidate Andrew Maritim of the Patriotic Peoples Party of Kenya (PPRK) now Mashinani Development Party (MDP). Isaac Aluochier had alleged that Kanu has not entered into any coalition agreement with PPPK/MDP and Mr. Salat and the three senators should resign from the party. But lawyer Titus Koceyo representing the three senators and Mr. Salat opposed the move, arguing Article 33 of the constitution allows freedom of expression.