PNU’s dissolution is illegal, tribunal rules
President Uhuru Kenyatta’s newly formed Jubilee Party suffered a major setback yesterday after the Political Parties Tribunal annulled its merger with PNU.
The Tribunal overturned the decision of the Registrar of Political Parties to dissolve PNU and merge it with Jubilee, saying the action was not approved by the party.
The move came as a relief to Meru Governor Peter Munya, who is seeking to replace former President Mwai Kibaki as the PNU chairman and field candidates in elective seats next year.
“We are happy with the verdict of the tribunal to reinstate PNU as a party, therefore we are going ahead with our planned NDC on Friday since their attempt to halt the meeting has been rejected by the tribunal,” a delighted Munya told reporters yesterday after the ruling at the Milimani law courts.
The case had been filed by party secretary general John Okemwa Anunda.