Members  of a  FORDKenya party  faction in Kisii and Nyamira counties have disowned a meeting  held by Bungoma Senator, Moses Wetangula in the area claiming they did not recognize him as party leader.

The  faction members accused Wetangula of using personal body guards to protect himself when  he  hand-picked  former party officials and  strangers to attend  the  meeting in Kisii town.

Intriguingly, the faction members and the Wetangula led delegates separately  declared their support for BBI.  

Addressing the media in the town, the members allied to the  Wafula Wamunyinyi and Simiyu Eseli as party  leader and secretary general  outfit respectively  claimed Wetangula had been replaced  on May this year.

Job Kenyanya, branch chairman for Kisii and Nyamira alleged Wetangula lacked respect for party members and had avoided holding elections  since 2011.

He accused the  senator of turning the party into a personal property  occasioning his rejection.

Urging Wetangula to recognize the faction’s  national officials,branch secretary, Thomas Aburi claimed organizers of the  meeting were county government officers.

According to Aburi, officials purported to have been selected by the delegates  in Kisii to replace them  were fake since the party election  procedures were not followed.