- Mr Amos Murigi was elected on January 5, 2018 in a controversial meeting in Kiambu to replace Mr Eric Kamande.
- But on January 17, Mr Tuju nullified the poll and said Mr Kamande should remain majority leader.
A Murang’a MCA has filed an application against the Jubilee Party, seeking orders from a tribunal to recognise him as the bona fide majority leader.
Kimorori MCA Amos Murigi listed the party's Secretary-General Raphael Tuju, embattled branch chairman Simon Kamau and the current majority leader Eric Kamande as respondents.
Mr Murigi was elected on January 5, 2018 in a controversial meeting in Kiambu to replace Mr Kamande, but on January 17, Mr Tuju nullified the poll and said Mr Kamande should remain majority leader.
In the petition filed at the Political Parties and Disputes Tribunal and seen by the Nation, Mr Murigi said that despite his election as the majority leader on January 5, the respondents barred him from assuming.
He said this caused a “stalemate, acrimony and confusion” hence, derailing the supervisory and legislative role of the Assembly.
Mr Murigi said the respondents are using a derogatory and malicious campaign to punish him for accepting the will of the majority of the MCAs to become their leader.
He urged the tribunal to intervene to prevent loss of lives
“If this honourable court does not urgently intervene and grant the orders sought herein, the political stalemate in Murang’a will escalate to dangerous political bickering that may lead to loss of lives,” the petition reads in part.