Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition has called for the resignation of the Registrar of Political Parties Anne Nderitu over her handling of Jubilee party wrangles.
Addressing a presser on Wednesday, the team led by ODM leader Raila Odinga, Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua, Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka and former CS Eugene Wamalwa accused Nderitu of taking sides.
The team also said Nderitu should leave office over allegations she has been co-opted in the scheme against multi-party democracy.
“Registrar of Political Parties Anne Nderitu must leave office in view of clear manifestations that she has been co-opted into partisan and illegal schemes by Kenya Kwanza to cripple instead of protecting political parties. Anne Nderitu no longer enjoys the confidence of her clients, the political parties,” the leaders said.
The leaders insisted that they do everything possible to protect its affiliate parties including Jubilee Party.
“The destabilization of the Jubilee Party is a do-or-die agenda, sponsored by the highest level of Kenya Kwanza leadership whose aim is to ensure Kenya Kwanza obtains a supermajority in parliament and amend the constitution,” they said.
The group expressed commitment to stand with the Jubilee party faction affiliated with former President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“Make no mistake, Azimio will do anything possible to protect affiliate parties.”
“Nderitu should leave office because she has been incorporated into Kenya Kwanza,” Wamalwa said.
Jubilee party’s Secretary General Jeremiah Kioni said that the Registrar of Political Parties backdated letters in her mission to kill parties.
“The special National Delegates Conference that we had at Ngong Racecourse on Monday 22nd was convened by the party leader his Excellency Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta. Our party’s constitution does not require a NEC resolution for the party leader to convene the NDC. So we see the registrar of political parties on a very interesting mission here to hunt for reasons to just kill political parties in this country. Clearly, we saw her backdating letters. The letters she is using trying to justify her cause are dated 19,” Kioni said.
Kioni added that the Registrar of Political Parties has continued to falsify documents to sustain the unnecessary coup in the Jubilee party.
“Falsifying government documents is a criminal offence and this lady is clearly guilty of a criminal offence. She has continued to falsify those documents and that is what has sustained these unnecessary coup attempts that you see that have become part of our entertainment every day,” Kioni said.
Concerning the stalled bipartisan talks, they supported their team’s decision to suspend the talks, and the negotiations will be considered collapsed if nothing substantive happens within the next seven days.
“We endorse the decision by our delegation to walk out of the talks. Until Kenya Kwanza agrees to deal with the interim issues raised by our team, the talks will remain suspended,” the leaders said.
The party stated that its next course of action will be communicated at a Parliamentary Group meeting scheduled for Tuesday next week.