The political parties Tribunal has confirmed that sections of its order served on Senate Speake Ken Lusaka on the political merger of Jubilee and KANU were forged.
The orders were obtained after a petition was filed by Senators Susan Kihika (Nakuru), Caleb Kositany (Soy), Benjamin Washiali (Mumias East), and a Kenyan Albert Mutai seeking to have the merger declared a nullity due to lack of quorum.
The merger resulted from a State House meeting chaired by resident Uhuru Kenyatta.
The respondents in the petition filed by the senators were the Registrar of Political Parties, Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju, and acting party Chairman Nelson Dzuya.
However, the tribunal admitted giving them orders it but later emerged that sections of it were forged to include words that were not in the original order.
The fake order was served on Speaker Lusaka seeking to block him from tabling a list of names of new Senate Leadership officials who replaced Elgoyo Marakwet Senator KIpchumba Murkomen as Majority leader and Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika as Majority Chief Whip.
As reported in one of the local dailies, sections where the coalition pact were declared “null and void and of no effect” do not exist.
The Tribunal Deputy Registrar said he issued an interim order staying the decision of Jubilee Party to enter into a coalition deal with KANU pending heaing and determination of the case.
“ That pending the hearing and determination of this application inter parties this Honorable Tribunal is pleased to issue an interim order staying the decision of the 1st respondent in her letter dated8th May 2020, recognizing coalition agreement purportedly signed between the 1st and 2nd interested parties and deposited on 4th May 2020,” the orders read.
Jubilee Party’s secretary General legal counsel Grado Mabachi addressed a letter to the tribunal stating he had perused the original order and noticed some anormally due to additions.
“We write to protest and condemn the said fraudulent order in the strongest possible terms. It is criminal and contemptuous of the honorable Tribunal in that it has perverted its intentions and replaced them with mispresentations and falsehoods and if allowed to stand will undermine its integrity and credibility.” Mabachi stated.
The Tribunal has admitted that its orders were forged and assured that action will be taken.
Kipchumba Murkomen was replaced by West Pokot Senator Samuel Poghisio as the Senate Majority Leader while Kihika was replaced by Senator Irungu Kangata of Muranga as the Majority Chief whip.