Ekuru Aukot Storms Thirdway Alliance Offices

  • Thirdway Alliance leader Ekuru Aukot addresses the media in 2019
    Thirdway Alliance leader Ekuru Aukot addresses the media in 2019
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  • Embattled politician Ekuru Aukot on Thursday, October 1, allegedly stormed the offices of Thirdway Alliance Party in Lavington accompanied by 20 men.

    Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, Thirdway-party Alliance Secretary-General Frederick Okango explained that the expelled party leader sought to access the office despite a court order barring him.

    "He (Aukot) stormed the offices with 20 goons who were armed trying to access the office against the court order, because he was expelled. There has been an altercation," he stated.

    Okango stated that the altercation resulted in some damages on the premises with the men damaging the gate.

    Scenes outside the Thirdway Alliance offices at Lavington, Nairobi on October 1, 2020.
    Scenes outside the Thirdway Alliance offices at Lavington, Nairobi on October 1, 2020.
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    "We told them that unless they have a court order, we will not give them access to the office," he added stating that police had also arrived at the scene.

    Okango claimed that the former party leader issued threats to the members who had locked the offices.

    "He is demanding to enter the office to take his things against a court order. He is not welcome here as he is not a party member," the secretary-general stated.

    Efforts to reach Dr Aukot for comment were unsuccessful.

    Dr Aukot was on August 26, suspended as the party leader by its National Executive Committee (NEC). Chaotic scenes were witnessed at the time with Aukot fighting to retain his seat.

    "Aukot has been suspended as the party leader indefinitely and shall not represent or transact any business on behalf of the party pending the determination of the matter by the disciplinary committee," a statement released by the party read in part.

    He was later sued for Ksh4 million on claims that Aukot used its offices to conduct private business through his law firm and demand Ksh 4.5 million in rent accrued since 2018.

    On February 20, Aukot was sued by a section of the party officials over the Punguza Mizigo initiative.

    Thirdway Alliance leader Ekuru Aukot (Centre) with secretary-general Frederick Okango (Right) at a past press conference in 2019
    Thirdway Alliance leader Ekuru Aukot (centre) with Secretary-General Frederick Okango (right) at a past press conference in 2019
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