Th Political Parties Disputes Tribunal has suspended the merger between the Jubilee Party and Kenya African National Union saying it violated the laid down rules.
The tribunal has stated the orders remain in order until the coalition is approved by the National Executive Committee(NEC).
“In the interest of justice an interim order be and is hereby issued declaring that any decision or action founded on the coalition agreement purportedly signed by the two parties and deposited on May 4 is null, void and has no effect,” the ruling stated.
According to the tribunal , the coalition is against Article 10, 38, 73 and 91 of the Constitution of Kenya, the Political Parties Act, Regulation 21 of the Political Parties (Registration) Regulations 2019 and Article 32.2 of the 1st Interested Party’s Constitution.
Allies of Deputy President William Ruto among them Soy MP Caleb Kositany , Susan Kihika the kicked out legislator, Benjamin Washiali of Mumias East and Albert Mutai had moved to court following a pronouncement from State House on changes to the Senate leadership.
The matter has been termed urgent and has requested the Jubilee Party Secetary Raphael Tuju and its Chairman Nelson Dzuya to respond back in 7 days awaiting to hearing of the case on May 21.
On Monday, Jubilee Party made changes that resulted to kick out of Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika from Senate leadership.