Registrar Of Political Parties: Jubilee NEC Rightly Removed Kioni And Murathe

The Jubilee Party National Executive Council (NEC) meeting last week to remove some of its executives was legal, according to the Office of the Registrar of Political Parties.

In a letter to Jubilee dated February 13, 2023, Registrar of Political Parties Anne Nderitu acknowledged the party’s decisions from the February 10 NEC meeting.

“The office has noted the resolutions and the suggestions you have made. It should be underlined that the conference was legitimately called in accordance with the Party Constitution, according to Nderitu.

The registrar of political parties, however, stated that Jubilee should uphold its Constitution while conducting a disciplinary procedure and alert her office. Additionally, when you go through the processes, you must follow the rules of the Party Constitution.

Jubilee’s NEC decided to suspend the party’s secretary general, Jeremiah Kioni, as well as the national vice-chairperson, David Murathe, and the treasurer, Kagwe Gichohi, on Friday of last week. The party would then temporarily replace Murathe with Eldas MP Adan Keynan and Kioni with MP Kanini Kega of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA).

The Kitui South MP Rachel Nyamai would take Gichohi’s position. Jubilee also decided to leave the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Coalition during the meeting on Friday. In response, the Office of the Registrar of Political Parties advised Jubilee to adhere to the terms of the coalition agreement and the functions of the various party organs.

Recently, internal strife in the Uhuru Kenyatta-led Party rocked the organization as it threatened to dismiss some 30 “rebel” MPs. On February 8, the MPs had a meeting with President William Ruto and his deputy, Rigathi Gachagua, at State House in Nairobi.


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