Tribunal upholds appointment of Kanini Kega as Jubilee Party’s acting Secretary General
The Political Parties Disputes Tribunal has upheld the appointment of Kanini Kega as Jubilee Party's acting Secretary General.
In a ruling on Monday, July 10, 2023, the Tribunal also upheld the expulsion of Jeremiah Kioni and David Murathe from the Party.
In a majority ruling that struck off the appeal by Kioni, Murathe and Kagwe Gichohi, the appellants were ordered to bear the cost of the suit.
"The suit against the 2nd Respondent (Registrar of Political Parties Ann Nderitu) is hereby struck out. The Appeal is dismissed in its entirety. The Appellants shall bear the Respondents and Interested Parties costs," the ruling read in part.
On May 19, 2023, the Kanini-led faction of the Jubilee Party expelled Murathe and Kioni over gross misconduct and lack of respect for Jubilee organs.
Kega, who doubles up as a member of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), also indicated that Jubilee National Treasurer Kagwe Gichohi had been suspended for two years following recommendations by the National Disciplinary Committee (TNDC).
Murathe, Kioni and Gichohi were seeking orders from the Tribunal setting aside the expulsion notice from Kega.
The two factions have in recent months locked horns over the party's leadership with the Kega faction recently kicking out Uhuru as party leader and appointing nominated MP Sabina Chege as his replacement in acting capacity.