Beleaguered Ekuru Aukot on Thursday hired goons to storm the offices of Thirdway Alliance Party in Lavington.
Thirdway-party Alliance Secretary-General Frederick Okango explained that the expelled party leader sought to access the office in contravention of 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 said.
Okango stated that the altercation resulted in some damages on the premises with the men damaging the gate.
“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.
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.
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He was later sued for Ksh4 million on claims that Aukot used its offices to conduct private business through his law firm and demand Shs 4.5 million in rent arrears.