There seems to be no end in sight to Budalang'i MP Ababu Namwamba's party troubles.

For the second time, the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal on Friday barred him from representing himself as a member of the Labour Party of Kenya.


Tribunal members Kyalo Mbobu, James Atema, Paul Ngotho, Milly Odongo and Adelaide Mbithi issued a temporary order after a Mr Zaccheus Wangila Simiyu filed a suit challenging his membership, last month.

“It is hereby ordered that an interim order do and is hereby issued restraining Mr Namwamba from acting or purporting to act and representing himself or holding out as a member of LPK pending the hearing and determination of this application,” the tribunal ruled.

They further directed that the embattled MP be served with copies of the case before the next hearing on March 28.


According to Mr Simiyu, the Budalangi MP’s name does not appear in the Labour Party register.

In the case documents, he argues that Mr Namwamba still belongs to the Orange Democratic Party yet he is misleading the general public that he is a bona fide LPK member.

He further argued that if not stopped, Mr Namwamba would continue to mislead the public and enter into transactions or political bargains under the "guise of being a member and a party leader" of LPK.

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