Former President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta faced another significant setback when Registrar of Political Parties (RPP), Ann Nderitu, officially declared Sabina Chege as the legitimate leader of the Jubilee Party. This development follows President William Samoei Ruto's government reportedly denying Kenyatta his retirement benefits shortly after he hinted at remaining politically active.
On Friday, May 19, the Office of the Registrar of Political Parties confirmed that Kenyatta's faction within the Jubilee Party was deemed illegal. During a media briefing, Ann Nderitu stated that the retired President's faction must relinquish any positions within the former ruling party. Furthermore, Nderitu confirmed that Sabina Chege and Kanini Kega were the recognized legal leaders of the Jubilee party.
In addition, ORPP confirmed that David Murathe was duly deregistered as Jubilee member.
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"It is further noted that the party concluded the disciplinary processes against Hon. Jeremiah Kioni, Hon. David Murathe, and Mr. Kagwe Gichohi, wherein they participated in line with Section 14B (2) of the Political Parties Act, 2011 (PPA). Consequently, the party expelled Hon. Kioni, Hon. Murathe and suspended Mr. Kagwe. Following a review of the submitted documents in line with the PPA and the party constitution, this Office is satisfied that the party adhered to due process," ORPP's letter addressed to Kutuny read in part.
The former President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta's NDC meeting, according to Kutuny, was unlawful, and he threatened to sue the retired President Jeremiah Kioni and other participants in the event's planning.
"It, therefore, means that Uhuru-led National Delegates Conference and its resolutions are null and void," Kutuny stated, clarifying that Kega's wing was the legitimate leadership of the party," Kutuny said.
Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta made it clear that he has no intentions of stepping away from politics in the near future.
"I wanted to leave politics and deal with other issues and had hoped to relinquish my position in such an NDC, but some people have decided to issue threats and use violence against us." Uhuru said during Jubilee's party National Delegates Conference meeting.