The Political Parties Tribunal has reversed a decision by the ruling Jubilee Party to suspend three members of county assemblies (MCAs).
The Tribunal Chair Desma Nungo stated that the party did not follow the required legal channels in suspending the three legislators adding that they had been treated unfairly.
"A declaration is hereby issued restraining the respondents and the interested parties by themselves or through their agents from implementing the decision by the respondent's disciplinary committee to suspend the complainants from the Jubilee Party and all committees of the Nairobi County Assembly where they are members," the ruling read in part.
Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, Ann Thumbi, Sylvia Museiya and Millicent Jagero at the Jubilee Headquarters on November 27, 2020. |Courtesy| Twitter|
Nungo further stated that the cost of the application will be footed by the Jubilee Party and other interested parties.
The three nominated MCAs include Ann Thumbi, Sylvia Museiya and Millicent Jagero.
They were suspended in November 2020, by Jubilee's National Disciplinary Committee.
The trio was accused of undermining the party's leadership both at county and national level. This is because the three are said to have gone against Jubilee's position on Nairobi County's 20/21 fiscal year allocations.
They are also said to have opposed the memorandum from the Governor on the Nairobi County Appropriation Bill, 2020.
They had been suspended from all County Assembly committees for a period of three and six months respectively.