PNU’s dis­so­lu­tion is il­le­gal, tri­bunal rules

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Judiciary -

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.

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