Wednesday May 13, 2020 – Elgeyo Marakwet Senator, Kipchumba Murkomen, and his Nakuru counterpart, Susan Kihika, have moved to court to sue the Jubilee Party after they were removed from their Senate roles yesterday.
The duo moved to sue Jubilee, KANU, Jubilee Secretary General, Raphael Tuju, Jubilee Chair Nelson Dzuya, Speaker Lusaka and the Registrar of Political Parties, Ann Nderitu, over the formation of a Jubilee-KANU coalition, and their sacking from the Senate.
Kihika maintained that she was still the Majority Whip in the Senate and stated that she did not acknowledge the deal between the two parties.
Murkomen earlier on took to social media to argue that the merger between the two political parties was unconstitutional, alleging irregularities in the process.
“Very sad that Speaker Ken Lusaka had to make such a decision.”
“No list of senators who attended the purported PG.”
“Speaker served with order invalidating Jubilee -KANU coalition yet he makes no reference.”
“I don’t mind being replaced but please follow the Law,” Murkomen had tweeted.
Speaker Lusaka, in effecting the changes, confirmed that he had received communication from Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata through a letter dated May 11th, 2020, following a Jubilee Coalition Parliamentary Group meeting that was held on May 11th.
Murkomen and Kihika’s ouster was effected despite the Political Parties Disputes Resolution Tribunal on Tuesday, May 12th, suspending the post-poll coalition deal between Jubilee and Kanu.
The tribunal stated that the coalition had to be approved by the National Executive Committee of the Jubilee Party and in strict compliance of the Political Parties (Registration) Regulations.
The Kenyan DAILY POST