Democratic Action Party of Kenya (DAP-K) National Delegates Conference (NDC) has elected Kanduyi MP Wafula Wamunyinyi as its party leader and Eseli Simiyu as its new Secretary General, in a meeting held at Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi.
Wamunyinyi and Simiyu unsuccessfully attempted a coup in FORD-Kenya to oust party leader Moses Wetangula before bolting out with several branch officials to form a new party.
Simiyu's appointment comes days after he dismissed allegations that he had ditched FORD- Kenya for ODM headed by Raila Odinga after protracted party wrangles.
He vowed then that the battle to control Wetangula's party was still on insisting that the multi-partyism era party would soon be returned to its "legitimate owners".
DAP-K party is said to be working on a coalition pact with ODM to boost the Azimo La Umoja Movement after Raila officially declared his bid for presidency in next year's poll on Friday.
Among leaders who attended the NDC include CSs Eugene Wamalwa and Peter Munya, governor Sospeter Ojaamong, CAS Peter Odoyo, former minister Noah Wekesa and MCAs.
The party says it seeks to represent the interests of the people of Western Kenya region, which has for years been left without a strong political leader since Kijana Wamalwa died.