Jubilee Serves Sabina Chege With Cease and Desist Letter in Power Struggle

Jubilee Party has served nominated Member of Parliament Sabina Chege with a cease and desist letter, further, warning to drag her to court if she failed to adhere to its demands. 

In a letter addressed to Chege, through lawyer Jackson Awele, Jubilee accused the MP of masquerading as its party leader and spokesperson, against orders that were issued in court.

The party insisted that former President Uhuru Kenyatta was still the de facto leader with Secretary General Jeremiah Kioni its official spokesperson.

Chege was, therefore, warned that the party would take her to court if she continued with her actions.

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Former President Uhuru Kenyatta holding hands at the Jubilee Party NDC on May 22, 2023. President William Ruto speaking in Isiolo on May 21 (in a circle).


Jubilee Party

“We are accordingly instructed to demand as we hereby do that you cease and desist forthwith from holding yourself out as the party leader of the Jubilee Party and from issuing any communication in the name of or on behalf of the Jubilee Party.

“We take the liberty to remind you that if you should continue passing off or holding yourself out otherwise than as stipulated in the aforementioned gazette notice no 3195 of 2022, we will commence contempt of court proceedings against you and any person who publicly associates with the violations complained of without further reference to you,” read the letter in part. 

On the other hand, Chege was also accused of propagating the policies of another party which was noted to be contrary to the Jubilee constitution. 

Uhuru’s party was referring to Chege’s alliance with President William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party.

“In so doing you have publicly misused the party’s insignia in a manner deliberately calculated to mislead and confuse members of the party and the public at large into joining and promoting the policies of another political party and coalition – United Democratic Alliance and Kenya Kwanza Coalition respectively.

“At its last meeting in 2022, delegates authorised the formation of the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya coalition with the Jubilee party as a principal and founding member,” read the letter in part.

Notably, the cease and desist was issued to Chege, days after she led several Jubilee elected Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) to meet Ruto at State House Nakuru.

At the meeting, the leaders pledged to support Ruto with his policies, contrary to the stand taken by Uhuru and his allies. 

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua (left), EALA MP Kanini Kega (centre) and Nominated MP Sabina Chege meet during an inter-denominational prayer meeting in Isiolo on May 21, 2023.


Kanini Kega

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