A High Court in Nairobi has quashed the deregistration of Senator Isaac Mwaura from the Jubilee Party, ruling that his expulsion was illegal.

The senator moved to court after the ruling party expelled him for allegedly supporting another party after he was nominated to the Senate by Jubilee.

Following the ouster, his name was removed from the list of Jubilee Party members by Registrar of Political Parties Ann Nderitu.


His seat was declared vacant by Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka.

“It is notified for the information of the public that pursuant to Article103 (1) (e) (i) of the Constitution and section 37 of the Elections Act, the seat of the Member of the Senate elected under Article 98 (1) (d) of the Constitution and held by Hon. Isaac Mwaura Maigua became vacant, with effect from the 7th May 2021,” Lusaka said.

In March, the High Court handed Mwaura temporary relief after it suspended his deregistration pending determination of his appeal.

However, at the time of his ouster, further reports linked his removal to remarks he allegedly made in Kwale county on December 31, 2020, against President Uhuru Kenyatta’s family.

It was reported that even during President Kenyatta's meeting with leaders from the larger Mt Kenya region, the Head of State repeatedly expressed his anger at the nominated senator.

During the homecoming ceremony of Msambweni MP Feisal Bader attended by Deputy President William Ruto, Mwaura said the Kenyatta family and that of late former President Daniel Moi had dominated leadership and it was time to change.