Kanu sues Jubilee Party over colours
‘Similarity could confuse voters’
Kanu has filed a suit before the Political Parties Dispute Tribunal seeking to bar the Jubilee Party from using colours it says belong to it.
In an urgent application filed by lawyer Kiprop Marirmoi, Kanu said the red, black and green colours the Jubilee Party is using are its own. The oldest party in the country says the colours will confuse voters.
“Unless restraining orders are issued, the integrity of the claimant and the upcoming election will be at risk,” Marirmoi said.
Kanu’s secretary general Nick Salat said his party has used red, black and green since its registration in 1960.
Kanu in court papers urged the tribunal to move with speed because the Jubilee Party will launch tomorrow and billboards have already been distributed as well as other campaign materials. “If the tribunal does not grant, the orders sought, the applicants main case will be unreasonably affected,” Kanu said.
Yesterday, Kanu’s attempts to get a quick reprieve were thwarted because tribunal chairman Kyalo Mbobu was not around.
The matter was adjourned to September 15.