Political parties asked to embrace internal dispute resolution
The Law society of Kenya (LSK) and Political parties’ dispute tribunal has called for internal party dispute resolution mechanisms during the on-going primaries.
Millie Lwanga, a member of the Political Parties Tribunal said a proper internal dispute resolution mechanism within political parties was mandatory to ensure smooth running of the parties.
By solving disputes internally, she said political parties could make the work of the tribunal easier and reduce a backlog of cases pending in court adding that it was important for political parties to adhere to laid down regulations during the ongoing nominations and general elections.
Speaking in Kisumu Thursday during a meeting sponsored by UNDP to sensitize various stakeholders on the need to embrace internal dispute resolution, Lwanga called for transparency within political parties to avoid unnecessary disagreements that could disrupt peace during the electioneering period.
She emphasized that matters regarding political parties must be solved within three months adding that since the period of party primaries coming to an end and general elections are due the cases must be determined within the next 7 days.
Kisumu LSK chairman, Sam Onyango said they will ensure safety of lawyers who will be representing cases involving political parties since their lives maybe threatened in the process.
By Christine Moraa