Under-fire Jubilee Party Secretary-General, Jeremiah Kioni, has issued a stern warning of potential action if the Registrar of Political Parties (RPP), Ann Nderitu, does not reverse the directive suspending him from the party.
Kioni has lodged an appeal with the Political Parties Dispute Tribunal, challenging Nderitu’s directive. “If necessary, we will call for demonstrations; we call upon our supporters to rally behind the party,” he declared on Tuesday, May 23, in Nairobi.
New developments have revealed that the Political Parties Dispute Tribunal has issued an order restraining any alterations to the Jubilee Party’s structure from being implemented.
This follows RPP Ann Nderitu’s decision to uphold the suspension of both Jeremiah Kioni and Jubilee Vice Chairman David Murathe from the party. In response to this, the tribunal has provisionally halted the proposed changes through a motion filed under a certificate of urgency.
The motion states, “Interim conservatory orders are hereby issued staying the decision delivered by the first respondent’s National Disciplinary Committee on May 10, 2023, to expel the complainant from membership, pending the hearing and determination of the application inter parte.”
Earlier, The Standard reported that Nderitu had confirmed the decision by the Jubilee National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on February 10, 2023, to suspend David Murathe, Jeremiah Kioni, and Kagwe Gichohi from the Party.
In a correspondence with Deputy Party Secretary-General Joshua Kuttuny dated May 9, Nderitu affirmed that their removal process was in accordance with party regulations.