Jubilee NEC properly removed Kioni and Murathe, Registrar of Political Parties says

Registrar of Political Parties, Anne Nderitu. [Elvis Ogina, Standard]

The Office of the Registrar of Political Parties now says the meeting convened by the Jubilee Party National Executive Council (NEC) last week to eject some of its officials was within its Constitution.

Registrar of Political Parties Anne Nderitu, in a circular dated February 13, 2023, wrote to Jubilee, acknowledging the party's resolutions of the NEC meeting held on February 10.

"The office has taken note of the contents of your submissions and the resolutions. It is also noted that the meeting was properly convened as per the Party Constitution," said Nderitu.

The political parties' registrar, however, stated that Jubilee should adhere to its Constitution as it carries out a disciplinary process, and keep her office informed.

"You are further required to adhere to the provisions of the Party Constitution as you undertake the said processes."

On Friday last week, Jubilee's NEC resolved to suspend the party's Secretary-General Jeremiah Kioni, National Vice-Chairperson David Murathe, and National Treasurer Kagwe Gichohi.

The party would then replace Kioni with East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) MP Kanini Kega, and Murathe replaced by Eldas MP Adan Keynan, in an interim capacity.

Gichohi would be replaced by Kitui South MP Rachel Nyamai.

During Friday's meeting, Jubilee also resolved to leave the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Coalition, to which the Office of the Registrar of Political Parties responded by saying Jubilee should observe the provisions of the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Coalition Agreement and the role of respective party organs.

The former President Uhuru Kenyatta-led Party has been rocked with internal wrangles recently, as it threatened to expel some 30 "rebel" MPs.

The MPs met President Willliam Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua at State House, Nairobi on February 8.