In Summary
  • The decision by the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal is the latest of setbacks for the party that is preparing for another stab at the presidency in the highly anticipated 2022 General Elections.
  • The case throws PNU plans into limbo as it strategises to cash in on the fallout in Jubilee Party ahead of the next election.
  • The revival of the party that Mwai Kibaki used to win a second term as the president had threatened to steal the show in Jubilee's Mt Kenya stronghold.
  • Leaders in Mt Kenya have been registering political parties which they hope to use as bargaining chips in the next government.

A tribunal has stopped new officials of the Party of National Unity from assuming office, weeks after they were picked through acclamation by delegates.

The decision by the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal is the latest of setbacks for the party that is preparing for another stab at the presidency in the highly anticipated 2022 General Elections.

The tribunal ordered that the status quo in the party be maintained pending an inter-parties hearing of an application by Mr Alphonce Musyoki, who alleged irregularities in the May 25 polls.

Mr Musyoki, who interestingly participated in elections and was picked as the PNU’s National Treasurer, filed the application under certificate of urgency.

The application is to be heard on Friday. The Registrar of Political Parties and 27 of the party's officials are listed as respondents in the suit.

LIMBO

The case throws PNU's plans into limbo as it strategises to cash in on the fallout in Jubilee Party ahead of the next poll.

On Tuesday, PNU Secretary-General John Okemwa questioned why Mr Musyoki moved to court yet he participated in the polls and was elected.

“I have not received the orders but I have heard from other people about it….some people might be out to destroy the party,” Mr Okemwa said.

He said the delegates who participated in the polls were properly selected from across the country “and we have a register”.

He added that it is the party that funded the delegates meeting contrary to claims that some outsiders had a hand in it.

REVIVAL

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