Uhuru loses grip on Jubilee Party after allies elbowed

Former President Uhuru Kenyatta. PHOTO: Courtesy

Former President Uhuru Kenyatta has lost his grip on Jubilee party, after his allies were elbowed from top party organ by the party.

The National Executive Council (NEC), which was convened earlier in February in Nakuru, had resolved to suspend Jeremiah Kioni, David Murathe, Kagwe Gichohi as secretary-general, vice chairman and national treasurer, respectively.

In response to Jubilee’s resolutions on Tuesday, Registrar of Political Parties Anne Nderitu said the NEC was properly constituted – per the party’s constitution – which means that those who were appointed in acting capacity will take over officially.

In a letter addressed to Jubilee Deputy Secretary General Joshua Kutuny, the ORPP said,

“This office acknowledges receipt of your letter dated February 10 and received on February 13, on the Jubilee Party National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held on February 10, wherein you submitted a notice of a NEC meeting dated February 2, minutes of the NEC meeting, resolutions of the NEC and a list of NEC members present at the meeting.”

“The office has taken notice of the content of your submissions and the resolutions. It is also noted that the meeting was properly convened as per the party constitution,” the letter further reads.

According to the party’s constitution, the chairperson is the one to preside over and chair meetings of the NEC, the management committee and the National Advisory Committee.

The new leadership will see East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) MP Kanini Kega, Eldas MP Eldas Keynan and his Kitui South counterpart Rachel Nyamai acting a secretary-general, vice chairman and national treasurer, respectively.

Meanwhile, Bahati MP Irene Njoki, nominated MP Sabina Chege, nominated Senator Margaret Kamar and Nyamira Woman Representative Jerusha Momanyi were co-opted as NEC members.

“It is expected that the party shall update the office on the progress of the internal dispute resolution and disciplinary processes. You are further required to adhere to the provisions of the party constitution as you undertake the said processes,” she said.

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