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Uhuru, Gideon Moi’s Jubilee-KANU coalition deal suspended

The Political Parties Disputes Resolution Tribunal has suspended the coalition deal between President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party and Gideon Moi’s KANU.

The tribunal directed that trhe interim order will remain in place until a duly convened National executive Committee approves the deal.

“(The Jubilee-KANU coalition deal) violated 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 and any decision emanating therefrom is invalid, illegal and had no effect in law,” the order reads.

Caleb Kositany (Soy MP), Susan Kihika (Nakuru Senator), Benjamin Washiali (Mumias East MP) and Albert Mutai (Jubilee Treasurer) moved to court following a pronouncement from State House on changes to the Senate leadership.

The tribunal has certified the matter as urgent and the respondents ( Jubilee Secretary-General Raphael Tuju; Jubilee Chairman Nelson Dzuya and the Registrar of Political Parties) are to serve their response to the pleadings within 7 days of service, Citizen Digital reported.

The Notice of Motion has been scheduled for May 21, 2020 at 2:30pm and will be heard virtually inter-parties.

This comes as Senate Speaker has okayed replacement of Kipchumba Murkomen as Majority Leader and Susan Kihika as the Majority Whip.

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