Registrar of Political Parties Ann Nderitu has upheld the decision of Kanini Kega led Jubilee faction to suspend the party secretary general Kioni, and vice chair David Murathe and Gichohi
In an NDC convened by Kega on Feb 10, 2023, the meeting reached at The Resolutions of suspending Secretary General Jeremiah Kioni and the appointment of East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) member Kanini Kega as the party’s acting Secretary General.
Vice Chairman David Murathe was also axed and his position handed to Eldas lawmaker Adan Keynan in an acting capacity. National Treasurer Kagwe Gichohi was also ousted and Kitui South MP Rachel Nyamai appointed to take over in the interim.
Though Kioni has questioned the legality of the Friday meeting and dismissed the resolutions as unconstitutional, the Registrar of Political Parties confirmed that the meeting had been legally constituted, in line with the Jubilee constitution.
The Uhuru Kenyatta-led Jubilee party has announced its new appointees to its National Executive Council (NEC) board.
In the 22nd of May NDC led by Jubilee party Secretary General Jeremiah Kioni noted that the party has opted to make the changes after it observed that some of its members have proved to be disloyal to the party.
The outgoing members, according to Kioni, have either shown allegiance to other parties, resigned from their positions, or have been appointed to other commissions.
Some of the outgoing NEC members are Jimmy Angwenyi, Naomi Shaban, Nelson Nzuya, Joshua Kuttuny, Mutava Musymi and Kanini Kega.
Others are Sabina Chege, Rachel Nyamai, Advice Mundalo, Joel Kibe and Wangoi Gichuru.
The aforementioned persons will be replaced with Beatrice Gambo, Maoka Maore, Joseph Manje, Saitoti Torome, Yassin Nur and blogger Pauline Njoroge.
Speaking at Ngong Racecourse Jubilee NDC, wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka has now says the bipartisan talks between the Kenyan Kwanzaa and the opposition will be stalled if President Ruto fails to order Jubilee defectors
On the suspension of Kioni, Murathe and Gichohi, the Registrar has asked the appointed officials to keep her office updated on all internal dispute resolution and disciplinary processes.
The party’s disciplinary committee is expected to convene sittings to hear and determine allegations against the three ousted officials.