New Ford Kenya Party to join Jubilee, tribunal rules

New Ford Kenya Party to join Jubilee, tribunal rules

The New Ford Kenya party is set to be dissolved after the Political Parties Dispute Tribunal rejected a petition by officials opposed to a merger with the Jubilee Party.

In a ruling, the political parties dispute tribunal said that the members who had sought to stop party leader governor Ken Lusaka from folding up the party and joining President Uhuru Kenyatta’s new jubilee party should comply with section 42 of the political parties tribunal.

New Ford Kenya is among other political parties that are expected to merge with the Jubilee Party this weekend.

In the case, Peter Wafula and David Nyongesa had sued Bungoma Governor who is the party leader and Secretary General Benjamin Mwema for advertising the party merger with Jubilee.

According to the complainants, Lusaka and Mwema illegally advertised the party merger yet they are not officials and their move is detrimental to party officials and its members.

They wanted the political parties Tribunal to issue a temporary injunction barring the merger, which is expected to be made official on September 10, 2016.

They further wanted the Political Parties Registrar to register the interim members appointed during the meeting held in Bungoma on August 8, 2016, as the official party members.