Thursday June 25, 2020 – Deputy President William Ruto and his allies have lost rights to the Jubilee Asili name after a businessman beat them at registering it with the Office of the Registrar of Political Parties.

A 30-year-old man called Andrew Simiyu registered the name on June 17th.

Ruto’s allies have lamented that he is a pawn being used to frustrate the DP’s 2022 ambitions.

“I am waiting for feedback from the Registrar of Political Parties to know the fate of my application.”

“I am not interested in politics.”

“I am a businessman engaged in clearing and forwarding.”

“I was just excited by the name,” Simiyu stated.

The developments came a week after Jubilee Chairman David Murathe vowed to frustrate all efforts to have a new breakaway party registered bearing resemblance to the ruling party. 

“You can’t claim to have a party that appears to share a name and slogan with another because it will confuse people.”

“We have the copyright of Jubilee, so they can’t list another party with that name,” Murathe stated during an interview. 


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