Nairobi: Chaos at Jubilee Headquarters as Retired President Kenyatta Takes Charge

There was chaos at the Jubilee party headquarters after two factions clashed due to leadership wrangles.
The two factions one led by the acting Secretary General of Jubilee Party Kanini Kega and the other one led by Jeremiah Kioni claimed ownership of the party headquarters in Kileleshwa.

This comes as Kega and Kanini clash over who is the bonafide Secretary-General of the former ruling party.
Supporters of both leaders engaged in tossing stones against each other forcing police officers to lob teargas canisters to disperse them.

A few individuals were arrested by the police as one journalist of Standard Group Media was injured amid the stone-throwing battle.

The incident occurred as Kega and Kioni were scheduled to meet on the 26th of April 2023 at the party headquarters to address their differences, following a directive from the Political Parties Dispute Tribunal (PPDT) that the two parties resolve their issues internally.

On 16th of April 2023, the Political Parties Dispute Tribunal said that the notice for the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting issued on 2nd February and the subsequent NEC meeting on 10th February which imposed East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) MP Kanini Kega was done in accordance with the Jubilee Party Constitution.

The retired president Uhuru Kenyatta stormed the party offices amid the wrangles and urged those not interested in the party to leave peacefully without causing chaos and interrupting peace.

“Everyone has his/her own rights and we are here to protect our rights not to fight or disturb anyone. Police officers have better activities other than coming here,” said Kenyatta.

Kenyatta further chased away police officers who were manning the Party’s headquarters.

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