Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula and Uhuru Kenyatta in a past photo
Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (Cord) co-principal Moses Wetangula has taken action against a legislator who claimed he got money from Jubilee coalition.
Moses Wetangula, on Thursday, June 2, used Sirisia MP John Walukhe for alleging that his presidential campaign were being funded by Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration.
“The claims made me look like I am untrustworthy and deceitful about my political persuasions, standing and affiliating as it is publicly known in the society,” said Moses Wetangula as quoted by The Star.
Moses Wetangula said he suffered immense irreparable reputation damage coupled with ridicule and contempt before his electorate and right thinking members of the public.
Wetangula reiterated his commitment to the ideology, values and objective of Ford Kenya and Cord. He had at no time sought financial help from Jubilee, he said.
The Bungoma senator told Justice Lucy Njuguna that he warned Walukhe against repeating such remarks but the accused went ahead to utter them in political gatherings across the country.
He now wants the MP be ordered top compensate him for the alleged defamatory remarks.
The judge ordered that the two lawmakers appear before her on July 4.
Walukhe had, on Thursday, April 29, said that Moses Wetangula met National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale to present his political activities budget for a weekend in Bungoma county.
“They met here in parliament and discussed their weekend budget. Wetangula is being financed and we know it,” Walukhe told The Star.
Moses Wetangula was scheduled to a hold a series of political rallies in his Bungoma, as well as parts of the neighbouring Kakamega county, to popularise his Ford Kenya party.
Wetangula’s other co-principal, Kalonzo Musyoka, has also been fighting claims that he was working with Uhuru.
The opposition leaders have both maintained that those linking them with Jubilee were aiming to split Cord but they would not succeed.