The Political Party Dispute Tribunal (PPDT) has issued orders barring the Kanini Kega-led Jubilee faction from convening any meetings and leaving Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition.
This comes as a reprieve for the Jeremiah Kioni-led Jubilee Party faction after Kioni, David Murathe and Kagwe Gachohi filed a petition to the PPDT that the Kega-led faction overlooked court directions that status quo be maintained, and no person is allowed to issue communication on behalf of the party apart from Jeremiah Kioni.
Moreover, the petitioners claimed that the respondents had released two notices looking to withdraw the Jubilee Party from Azimio One Kenya Coalition and to hold a special National Delegates Convention (NDC).
According to Kioni and the other petitioners, the two notices are weighty decisions that bear extensive implications on the party.
As such, they want the Kega-led faction to await court judgement on whether they have the authority to issue the mentioned notices.
“The respondents conduct is clearly therefore a willful attempt to undermine the orders and authority and to defeat the substratum of the disputes before the tribunal,” reads the court papers.
Nonetheless, the Kanini Kega-led faction wrote a letter to Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party on June 13, seeking to be removed from the Deed of Agreement binding it to the coalition.