Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula was on Sunday, May 31 removed as the party leader of Ford Kenya following a meeting of delegates at Raddison Blu, Nairobi.
Also removed was the party Organising Secretary Chris Mandu Mandu in a chaotic meeting that saw allies of Wetangula storm the venue at one point.
Kanduyi MP Wafula Wamunyinyi was selected to serve as the interim Party Leader. Kwanza MP Ferdinand Wanyonyi, who stormed the meeting accompanied by a large group of youth, claimed that Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati convened the meeting to carry out a coup and seize control of the party from Wetangula.
Ford Kenya Secretary General Eseli Simiyu also backed the changes, with a statement outlining accusations against Wetangula.
Kwanza MP Ferdinand Wanyonyi was thrown out of the party meeting.
Wanyonyi had arrived at the venue, accompanied by a group of youth, and alleged that there was a plot by Wangamati to seize control of the party from Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula, the party leader and National Super Alliance (NASA) Co-Principal.
Not long after he arrived, he was accompanied out of the venue by several men but continued his protest from outside the building.
The youth also accused Wangamati of engaging in corruption as police tried to calm them down when they started banging on the hotel gates.
Wanyonyi, an ally of Wetangula, claimed that whatever Wangamati was up to was wrong, alleging that selfish interests were behind the alleged plot.