Trouble is brewing for Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka after his former youth political adviser threatened to sue him for intellectual property theft over the newly unveiled Young Wiper Democrats (YWD) outfit.
Lawyer Robert Mutie, the brain behind Wiper’s Democratic Youth Alliance (DYA) has accused the former vice president of converting his initiative into the YWD without seeking his consent as the sole copyright holder.
“It is quite unfortunate that Kalonzo has converted the Democratic Youth Alliance, which was also popularly known as the Mini Nation, into Young Wiper Democrats without my knowledge becomes and in total breach of copyright and intellectual property laws,” Dr Mutie told KituiOnline on phone.
The distraught lawyer revealed that the Wiper Party youth wing was his brainchild and argued that Kalonzo ought to have consulted him before re-branding it.
“I came up with the outfit which was rolled out in 2010 in a pompous ceremony graced by former senators David Musila (Kitui), Johnston Muthama (Machakos), the late Mutula Kilonzo (Makueni) and Machakos Governor Dr Alfred Mutua among a host of other dignitaries.
“We also hosted dozens of delegates drawn from all parts of the country,” offered the lawyer who lamented that the Wiper boss had since kept him in the dark.
He said, though his efforts to reach Kalonzo for explanation have proved futile, he has instructed his legal team to institute a suit against the former VP for express infringement of copyright and intellectual property laws.
“All I demand is due recognition and credit for the Wiper Party youth outfit which is squarely constituted on my ideas and intellectual property protected by trade secret, trademark and copyright laws,” he emphasized.
This comes barely two days after Kalonzo Musyoka, launched the Young Wiper Democrats political outfit in move he said was meant to secure a future for the youth.
“Today we unveiled the Young Wiper Democrats (YWD), the Youth Wing of the Wiper Democratic Movement-Kenya,” he tweeted on Monday.
THE MOTHER OF DEMOCRATIC YOUTH ALLIANCE RALLIES TOOK PLACE at Kenya Youth Hostels on 2012 in Nairobi at the presence of Kalonzo Musyoka. Machakos Town Mp, Hon Munyaka was in attendance as well.