Maina Njenga defects to KANU, rejoins Jubilee in the afternoon
The Political parties Tribunal has on Wednesday ordered Jubilee party to accept Former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga’s nomination papers unconditionally.
The five-member tribunal led by Kyalo Mbobu further directed the party to comply and observe the principles and values of the Kenyan constitution.
During the hearing, Jubilee submitted that Maina Njenga is a member of the political party but indicated that it does not guarantee him of being allowed to vie for a political seat.
The party insisted that it has the right to decide the fate of a candidate who is seeking nomination.
Njenga, however, argued that the party rejected his nomination papers following instructions from the party leader President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto, insisting that his political rights were violated.
In the court documents, Njenga argued that he had registered and paid the requisite legal fees seeking for the Laikipia senatorial seat on a Jubilee Party Ticket.
The former Mungiki leader reiterated that he has a right to protection of the law and full benefit of the law.
Njenga now maintains that he will vie for the senatorial seat on a Jubilee ticket hours after he had defected to KANU party.
Speaking at the KANU headquarters in Nairobi after he was given the KANU ticket to vie for the Laikipia Senate seat, Njenga backed the re-election of President Kenyatta, despite accusing the president and his deputy William Ruto of rejecting his nomination papers.
Also present was KANU Chairman Gideon Moi and party Secretary General Nick Salat who Njenga to the former independence party and he’s now set to contest for the Laikipia Senate seat on a KANU ticket.
Jubilee had rejected Njenga’s nomination papers for the Laikipia Senate seat citing integrity issues.
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